#Flash Fiction for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

March 4, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes sweet potatoes. It can be part of a recipe, meal, or used as a nickname. Where do sweet potatoes take you? The grocery store? The garden? Mars?

March 4: Flash Fiction Challenge

I have never eaten sweet potatoes
The thought of it, I have no words for it
Potatoes are not meant to be sweet
However, my father called me
his sweet potato from the age of five
Apparently, at that age I was quite sweet
He might not think so these days
I lost my father when I turned eighteen.
I never told him about the teasing
The name calling when they heard him call me
by my nickname at school. I was called spud
Wondering now, would I try one in my father’s honour?
I will think about it…

© Anita Dawes 2021

11 thoughts on “#Flash Fiction for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

  1. Pingback: Sweet Potatoes « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. I ate Sweet potato almost everyday
    Because it’s nice and sweet than the other potato,
    It could replace rice, because rice give lots of sugar in my blood system.
    In my country, cook sweet potato had been carry out and sell to people for breakfast.
    The poor family eat sweet potato instead of rice, specially when the communist took over my country in 1975. Lots of people hungry after 30/ 04/1975, lots of bad things happened…

    DTQT. 09/03/2021.

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