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I was going to write a novel
I made cookies instead
Cookies have very simple plots
I start out by introducing
the primary characters –
butter, sugar, vanilla –
to the setting.
Then I add conflict with salt,
thicken it up with flour,
add drama with baking powder.
Just before things start to heat up,
I throw in some chocolate chips
to complicate things
for my main characters.
Then comes a heated climax,
as hot as an oven.
After things cool down a bit
and settle into place,
that's when I take a bite
of the ooey-gooey resolution.

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pulledheartstring said...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm
I like this a lot. Two simple things put together, and kaboom! :D
 
LifeInTechnicolour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm
Thank you! :)
 
TheSkyOwesMeRainThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Wow, I love the originality of this. Who would have thought to write about plot in terms of baking? 
 
LifeInTechnicolour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Yeah I guess it's pretty unconventional, aha. Thanks :)
 
alysia said...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 1:42 am
I would never associate writing with baking. so smart! 
 
LifeInTechnicolour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Aww thanks :)
 
PaigeLouisaTaylor said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:02 am
Very clever.
 
LifeInTechnicolour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Thanks! :)
 
Meagan8118 said...
Feb. 7, 2011 at 8:23 am
This poem was very witty and humorous. I enjoyed the comparrison with cookies and how the ending was taking a bite.
 
LifeInTechnicolour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Thank you! :)
 
PaolaC. said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 2:38 am

I really want to bake right now.. :)

Nice practice use.

 
ThisLitIsBananas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Thanks! Yeah, I believe I was hungry when I wrote this. :)
 
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