a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, May 12, 2012

SC 106 Moon Madness

Jenny's prompt this week is: "Cream together butter and sugar..."
Number of words: 100 PLUS the five words of the prompt for a maximum word count of 105
Style of writing: Any
Pictures: As many as you like


The family curse…moon madness some called it or Wolf Time.  Name it what you want, it didn’t change.

Every generation one of us was affected by the moon.  Badly.  The curse did not leave us.  Each generation we waited to see who would hear the moon’s call.

Years ago the affected person would just be contained until the moon changed.  Our secret was kept.

Great Granny knew the magic of herbs so she discovered a combination that curbed the madness.

We use an old family recipe. Cream together butter and sugar, dried Wolfsbane, flour and eggs and bake.

During the full moon we eat cookies.

18 comments:

Lynne said...

One more time . . . YOU'RE GOOD!

Irene said...

Ha, I love it. What a good ending! You're very good. xox

Tamara said...

Awesome writing! :)

DesertHen said...

What a yummy twist to the ending! I love these short stories of yours!

Rudee said...

Hmm. Next time, take two thirds of that butter and melt it first. Once melted, stirring constantly, keep it on the heat until the butter is browned, but not burnt. Remove from the heat then add the remainder of the soft butter. Add sugars, egg and vanilla. Stir for 30 seconds and rest for 3 minutes (do this 3 times). Add flour and the rest of your ingredients.

It may not ward off full moon madness, but it will lend a lovely caramel flavor to your cookies.

BTW, that is most of a recipe for the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies. ;-)

Judie said...

Add a cup of borax to that mixture, then throw those cookies behind the fridge and under the sink. Guaranteed to kill roaches. But for God's sake, don't eat them.

Can you pass the Wolfbane, please??

anitamombanita said...

Very clever. I like it and my stomach's growling like a wolf!

John Gray said...

I eat cookies ANYTIME!

SaucyKod said...

"Wolfbane", I presume.....cute - loved the ending - at least we know the butler wasn't involved. These are great exercises. Happy Mom's Day To You :)

Jeannelle said...

Good job combining butter, sugar, and a wolf!

Ames said...

Creepy! But such a good story!~Ames

bluegrassnotes said...

Love it.

Jo said...

Loved it! what a creative response to the prompt ...

rmannell said...

Now we know how to help Jacob in Twilight if only the recipe is shared. :)

Sue said...

heehee

an excellent solution...

=)

LindaG said...

Awesome, Gail! :o)

Anna said...

This is absolutely true! The moon can keep you awake!
My mother and my grandfather had this problem. Always awake on the night of the full moon!

Well done!
Best wishes,
Anna


Anna's SC wk 106 - Baking with...

Jenny said...

Gail! Wow! This was brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

Love it.

Love your powerful, spare conclusion sentence.

Wow.

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