you can’t catch me, i’m a gingerbread fan…

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toriavery.com

once upon a time

a week or so ago

we read a famous old story

out loud

got very excited

to bake our own gingerbreads

imagined them to look like the pictures

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everybody

worked so hard

and

finally

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they were ready

and

the gingerbreads

were

really something special

even better

than we imagined

none of them

ran away

and

we all ate 

happily ever after.

there is a peculiar burning odor in the room,

like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke

and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies.

the war has begun.

 – alison lurie

image credit: toriavery.com

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