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Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

Tales from the Kitchen


This week’s post gains inspiration from my two year son, Teddy, and his fondness of grated cheese and all things sweet. 

Anyway, ‘Tales from the Kitchen’ is my latest submission for the Friday Fictioneers challenge. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Raina Ng.

I will try to read everyone’s submission, unlike last week where I failed miserably in attempting to read other stories. Sorry if you read, liked or/and commented about mine and I did not return the favour.

Finally, a short word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

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Tales from the Kitchen

Tiny hands slammed down into hard wood, accompanied by an eruption of flour and dough that spread quickly to the corners of the kitchen. It was hard to imagine that someone so small could cause such a large mess, but when Teddy was involved, anything was possible.

‘Nana, look!’

The shout was excited, a cute little dictator’s demand that his creation take pride of place. The dough had been cast aside, replaced with a pile of grated cheese smothered in strawberry jam, peanut butter and anchovy. A masterpiece of culinary haphazardry, Teddy scooped up a portion of “Cheesy volcano” with his spoon and offered it to his Grandmother, who already cringed with excitement.


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

53 thoughts on “Tales from the Kitchen

  1. Wonder how it would have tasted 🙂 Sweet Nana wouldn’t have had the heart to refuse, I guess.

  2. Lovely. Pleased I wasn’t required to partake. Fun story.

  3. Can’t wait to let him loose in my kitchen. NOT. Nice story.

  4. lol…cringing with excitement…I wonder how it feels like. Nicely done.

  5. I’m cringing with something else than excitement.. I can promise you that.. I will have nightmares of this eruption.

  6. Like grandmother , like grandson. What a concoction. Has Teddy made one of these? A very dear take on the prompt.

  7. It might be good. I’m not sure about the anchovy though. If I were the Nana I might fib and say I am allergic.

  8. no matter what he does, he’ll always be apple in nana’s eyes. 🙂

  9. I felt like I was right there. As grandparents we’ll let them do anything that we foresee as “cute” and worry about cleaning it up later. I’m sure Grandmother took photos and posted them on Facebook. I suppose Teddy tells everyone how “Daddy cut the cheese.” 🙂

  10. I bet the Cheesy Volcano is actually quite tasty 🙂

  11. That’s so sweet – and you would have to try it!

  12. Smiling…and cringing! Delightful story. As a mother, I discouraged my curious son from the culinary arts for this very reason. ACK! The mess! I never thought about the wonder and joy he missed. Maybe I’ll be better with his children…in his kitchen! 😉

  13. Oh the lovely memories that evoked. Thank you. The little ones are a delight when learning and grandma’s always know how to taste without really tasting. Loved it!

  14. It all sounded pretty good until it got to the anchovies. haha! Your son is adorable.

  15. Love the inspiration your son gave you if not the Cheesy volcano. It would have been okay if it had not been for the jam.

  16. Oh, this made me laugh, Weltchy. What a combo! Excuse me while I go throw up! Very well written, piece. 🙂

  17. I just love ‘culinary haphazardry’. Gorgeous story – the little chef is delightful.

  18. Delicious story, I am guessing Grandma will probably have to eat seconds.

  19. Dear Weltchy,

    “Cringed with excitement.” Love that line. Delightful story and for those of us who’ve had children, a very real day in the life.



  20. Great idea, and kids are so creative. I would have to pass on the anchovies though. Mike used to get half of the pizza made with them and I always thought he did it ’cause he knew I wouldn’t want the pieces that touched the salty vermin. Cute story! Nan

  21. Cute story, Weltchy. I bet Grandma cringed alright, but probably not with excitement. Teddy sounds like a typical two-year old. They can wear you out sometimes. 😀 — Suzanne

  22. Kids always make a mess in the kitchen don’t they? I hope Grandma didn’t taste Teddy’s concoction.

  23. This is lovely – got a nearly-4 year old who loves helping in the kitchen, so I felt this one. 🙂
    From a writing perspective, its great too – the tiny hands slamming, the dictator, even “Nana Look!”, I got a good picture of this in my head.
    Well done.

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