Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Gingerbread Slave

Ingredients: Flour, water, milk, sugar, soul, thought, cinnamon, wonder, molasses, compassion.

Mix ingredients carefully.

Shape slave as desired. Place on cookie sheet.

Extract wonder. It will not be needed, but was used to flavor slave with hopeless memory.

Heat oven to 350˚. Or, if desired, use life-oven set at “frenetic.”

Bake.

Remove from oven when toothpick inserted into soul comes out clean.

Decorate as desired. Painted-on smiles with dead eyes are favored.

Consume.

Note: Compassion and thought generally evaporate during baking.

9 comments:

naneth said...

(???) That's so sad. But so well-written. (???)

What am I missing?

Bainwen Gilrana said...

It's not sad. It's angry.

Tirithien said...

I pulled my initial comment because I misread your intent, my kola. I'm sorry for the confusion.

Now, taking it as seriously as you intended it...

Idealism? Passion? Wonder? Those are not the sorts of things that people place value on in modern society. If you're not a drone, then you're a drain, to hear some tell it.

No more. I quit. I will no longer conform to such things.

Bougie Black Boy said...

Hmmmm... I like this. short, angry and complex!

Bainwen Gilrana said...

short, angry and complex!

Rather like its creator. ;-)

naneth said...

It's creator wasn't short until it's creator's little brother passed it's creator in height and began to call it's creator "Shrimp Puff".

"Angry and complex"? YES! Since you were three years old!

clew said...

I thought I commented yesterday but I guess not. DUH!

Well, in short, I loved this!

Aithne said...

Now why did you write a post about me, you silly goose?

Bainwen Gilrana said...

This is about the polar opposite of you!