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2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10


2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

Ten days is kind of a big deal for this poetry challenge. I mean, we’re talking double-digit days now. The big “one-zero.” Yeah, ten!

For today’s prompt, write a poem incorporating something sweet. Maybe a cake or pie. Possibly a candy bar or pixie stick (you know, that paper straw with delicious sugar inside–mmm). Or move it sweetly in another direction.

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a bit of a sugar junkie who especially favors tangy candies (like Sweet Tarts, Appleheads, and Skittles), though he can also go for chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. His mouth waters just thinking about all the sugary goodness in the world.

Funny that this should come up because the friend we met at the bar yesterday afternoon is a master baker – we are trying to get him to open a shop! He made this gorgeous creation that I was tempted to write about last night too! He included homemade cookie dough and Oreo’s (product placement please send me some!) as well as gooey good chocolate. It was an immense, highly layered extravaganza and the sugar rush off one small slice of that cake… well!

The staff all shared it and loved it too and Mr G and I myself were given the remaining cake slices to bring home! It helped me through last night’s Nano write – as I was falling asleep and I will have some for late night pudding tonight! MMMMMMMM! It is tempting to eat it whilst writing about it – but I may get sticky, messy fingers on the keys. So instead, I will imagine it! 🙂


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Today’s poem is called Cake Man and will be taken with me to the Oxford Emmapress workshop next weekend for some work!