Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
The Master Baker’s Apprentice
Leo was a master baker. The way he beat, kneaded, and manipulated his dough was transcendent.
Once every decade, Leo took on an apprentice. I beat out 15 other people for the honor.
On my first day, we made a gingerbread family complete with a cat and dog and a 30-year-old from dad’s previous marriage who still lives at home.
Leo sprinkled something on the mother. The cookie sat up and looked around. My mouth gaped as I stared.
Leo grabbed the cookie and bit off her head. I screamed.
“What? They taste better after they’ve been alive. Here try.”