HELTER-SKELTER

Published January 26, 2019 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Thanks to Sammi Cox for the challenge.

HELTER-SKELTER

When I decorated retirement cakes in the bakery I dreamt of ocean cruises or relaxing strolls in the park.

Three years ago, I walked out of said bakery for good. I don’t miss the helter-skelter of appeasing fussy customers. Nor do I miss genuflecting before managers who expect the case to be filled with twelve dessert cakes, fifteen flowered sheets and thirty dozen cupcakes in five hours—by one decorator. 

Retirement has given me more time to devote to painting and writing, to facilitate a blog challenge, enter art shows, sign books and serve on a writers’ league board. I’ve no complaints, mind you. This kind of helter-skelter is my passion.

 

 

 

 

26 comments on “HELTER-SKELTER

    • Dear Jennifer,

      I really didn’t find it hard to be creative on demand. I had more trouble with production on demand when there were customers to wait on and orders to complete besides filling the case to appease the almighty bosses. 😉

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    A different helter-skelter than the one imposed by a full-time job. At least with this one, it is of your choosing. I’m thinking of doing the prompt, too. Maybe.

    Shalom and lotsa love,

    Dale

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