A Bite of Comfort

comfort food round-up 🙂

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Comfort food. Sometimes it’s familiarity, and other times it’s an escape. To seek a bite of comfort is to capture a feeling or state of mind. It can be a chocolate kind of comfort or a healthy high from gardening.

This week writers explored comfort food. Stories emerged from the relationships people forge with food, and it isn’t always what you expect.

The following is based on the May 4, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food.


Morning Song by Liz Husebye Hartmann

Midnight river of earthy darkness, tumbles into indigo coffee cup, cutting the heavy silence of an empty house. A single Tangelo, head snapped open, peel bent and bursting forth with the sharp scent of new ideas.

Sunrise dapples through east-facing trees, trickles onto the cement stoop, floods cracked stairs stepping down to suburban street. Neighbors, unmet after double-decade’s…

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