|The Kids' Table|
This is THE Thanksgiving! Victor laughed as he placed two casseroles in the back seat of his new hybrid Toyota Prius. His new pristine, low maintenance Prius—Victor eagerly caressed the leather seats around the Jell-O™ salad and hot vegetable dish. How I love the new-car smell!
After years of wishing that he could finally sit at the Thanksgiving Adult Table never seemed feasible, Victor squirmed excitedly as he started the engine. The Adult Table! And, I am only 25! Great-great Aunt Agnes had died in August, moving Victor up the roster from the Children’s Table. At last!
|Jell-O is Utah's official specified snack.|
He glanced back at the assigned dishes he was bringing. Man, I was lucky with these! Improvising, Victor had thrown together a lime Jell-O™, along with some fresh kiwi and fresh pineapple (see note belowꜜ). These guys were on the verge of rotting…sure lucked out!
The odoriferous steaming hot Brussel sprouts, swimming in Cheese Whiz™, wafted fragrantly through the car. Victor opened the window, and in those few seconds, that precise moment, the beat-up Honda ahead of Victor’s precious Prius braked suddenly.
Victor braked hard and swerved, barely missing the damned Honda.
That one moment sent the gelatinous Jell-O flying, covering the precious leather with green slime. Brussel sprouts bounced merrily around the leather seats, leaving ball-sized Cheese Whiz dots there and on the ceiling.
What to do?? What to think?? Victor’s mind spun in search of an answer.
What do you think he should or will do?
Note from Jell-O box: Do not use fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, ginger-root, papaya, figs or guava. Gelatin will NOT set.
Again Delores has lobbed some interesting words our way! Every Wednesday, Delores chooses 6 random words, inviting writers to create a poem, prose, short story from these words (seen above underlined). Visit her site by clicking on the lovely Methodist Church in the right sidebar. Enjoy!