When Life Gives You Onions

Reblogged on Nutsrok

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

OnionsLife is not always what we expect. It’s complicated. Like discovering that your onion defense shield is actually a tasty invitation to gophers and in the end you lose your crop.

Writers have found an analogy in the humble bulb that can lead to many kinds of tears. Onions are layered and like life, you have peel back one at a time. Some are prepared and others just go with the crying.

Onions prompted a bumper crop of stories this week. The following are based on the August 19, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes onions.


Change Knives, Change Your World by Paula Moyer

How could it be that simple?

All her life, Jean shed tears while chopping onions worse than anyone in the world. That’s how she felt. The burning, the stinging.

“Hon, could you double the onions next time?”…

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