Take your
brush, and paint it
in broad strokes: the stupidity,
the closed eyes,
the half-baked

(sift, swallow, spill)
Know it’s gone.

Allow your heart to be
(whirled, blended, pulverized
into pulp)
by the wrong
(lost, tossed)


Serve cold.

Today at dVerse, Mish has us mixing up recipes for something other than food.
Come play! 


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14 Responses to Disaster

  1. kim881 says:

    I love this, De! This is your kind of prompt and you’ve aced it!

  2. This is most excellent… serve (s)cold even…

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Pure Perfection, De–you rocked the prompt, working the words like ingredients in a cooking metaphor. It may stand alone in its perfection; really enjoyed it.

  4. gypsy snow says:

    I can’t even begin to explain what I see here, but it is HILARIOUS! I’ll give you a hint … “basting brush.” From there down, it was all tainted. 🙂

  5. gypsy snow says:

    Oh, I like the way you hid “Dis Aster” in the title.

  6. Mish says:

    OH yes! These are what disasters are made of! This is wonderful, De.

  7. Candy says:

    Perfect De – you skewered it!

  8. Bodhirose says:

    Oh boy, you have this recipe down, De!

  9. Waltermarks says:

    Deception is the worst disaster that can be cooked up, and the cruelest. You were right to the point.

  10. Oh, been there, done that. Dated a sociopath. Ugh. That final line was oh so perfect.

  11. Teresa says:

    Most excellent! You’ve done a great job of incorporating the emotions with the format of a recipe.

  12. Yikes…lost, tossed soul….served up cold indeed….’shivers’

  13. Ava Hypatia says:

    YEeeeow! That is really an energetic and intense recipe for disaster. Thank you for bringing me back to your site for more!

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