One-Liner Wednesday: My New Favorite Competition

Forged in Fire used to be my favorite competition because the contestants would give each other good advice or lend a hand in a pinch. My new favorite is Master Chef Junior, where kids eight to 13 compete for Gordon Ramsey and two other celebrity chefs for the title.

These junior chefs are fierce competitors, but even in an elimination challenge, if somebody forgot to grab a necessary ingredient and somebody else has some extra, the one with gives to the one without, even if the one without is the top competitor. One young chef, with three minutes left on the clock, stopped what he was doing and coached another contestant through a process that, if messed up, would have eliminated her.

It’s also the only competition I’ve watched where the survivors of a cut cry because somebody else has to leave.

My one-liner this week comes from the aftermath of one elimination challenge. Everybody surrounds the two kids going home after being cut from the competition and hugs them and tells them what good chefs they are and what great dishes they cooked. After one of these love fests, when the eliminated two had left the kitchen, one of the remaining kids could be heard saying:

Can we hug them some more?

Best. Show. Ever.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Mourning for somebody else’s loss.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: My New Favorite Competition

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      Marian Allen

      March 1, 2023 at 7:52am

      The kids can be cutthroat when it comes to strategy, but they’re obviously such good friends. It’s like playing cards with your buddies.

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