FWE – Thanksgiving Lunch at School

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This is both taste and/or taste memories.

If you have something tasty and you are eating it and describing the taste as you are eating it, your writing will be more vivid than if you write about the taste in the past tense, as a memory.

However, Thanksgiving has not happened yet, so we haven’t eaten this year’s turkey. Yet.


Thanksgiving may not be here, but the school hosted its annual Thanksgiving lunch yesterday.  And since I had fun playing with the ZaniLa for last week’s prompt.  I thought I’d give the form a try for this week as well.


Once a year the school serves turkey lunch
Parents are welcome to eat
Taste a Zanila not vanilla
Standing in line for mystery meat

Grab a tray to hold all the fixings
The cafeteria fills
Not vanilla, taste a Zanila
Cranberry sauce and corn shaped like hills

Students and parents alike, dig in
Meals topped with greasy gravy
Taste a Zanila not vanilla
Was it nutritious and savory

I sit and watch the annual feast
Eating a lunch brought from home
Not vanilla taste a Zanila
Does pressed turkey provide proteome


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Hosking is a wife, mother and writer. She sold her first story in 2003. "Carousel" was published in Forget Me Knots... from the Front Porch (Obadiah Press). It was reprinted in IDEALS Mother's Day (Guidepost 2008).Hosking worked as a staff writer

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