Genre: Hysterical Fiction
Word Count: 100
STOP THE MERRY-GO-ROUND
“It must be fun to work in a bakery,” said a little girl, her eyes wide with amazement as she watched Elise make an icing rose.
“It can be,” replied Elise.
Twenty-two years ago it had been fun but now Elise’s hands ached and the clacking of the industrial mixer combined with the dishwasher’s racket made her head throb.
The clock ticked away her final hour of employment and she imagined herself turning cartwheels through the front door until a man with an eight-toothed grin plopped a cake down on her table and asked, “Kin I get this wrote on?”
(I confess. My middle name is Elise).
THE END OF AN ERA
CAKE DECORATOR AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR