Today is food day at the dear old blog, and I felt inspired to write a small verse upon the subject of one of my favorite comfort snacks.
Buttered crackers, thou food of bliss!
What food is gentle and mild as this?
So simple, wholesome and yet so full
Of flavors and textures. Thou hast a pull
Few other snacks can exert. Thou art
A snack to gladden the sourest heart!
The crunch of cracker, the slide of butter–
Thou’rt “quite too all-but”. Thou’rt “jolly utter”.*
*The first person to identify these quotations (they’re from the same place) and posts it here in the Comments wins a PDF download of a short story. One of mine, I’m afraid, but nothing is perfect in this sad old world.
WRITING PROMPT: What does your main character eat as a comfort snack? Write a character who eats something character #1 considers bizarre.