On one bright Sunday morning, Maggie was busy in getting everything ready for preparing sweet potato chips. Her husband was out of city due to his work. So, Maggie had some free time which she had decided to spend in the kitchen.
She was slicing the potatoes when her younger daughter Susan came running inside the home. She had been playing outside with her elder sister Anna and her cheeks seemed bright red. Out of breath she asked, “Mom, When can we have chips?” Maggie smiled at her show of impatience and said, “Soon Dear!”.
Susan ran away shouting in excitement, “Hurrah! Mama is great”. It reminded Maggie of some faded image from her past but she tried to ignore it by keeping herself busy in her work.
She tossed the chips with the seasoning of coconut oil. Spreading them out in a layer on a baking tray, she placed them in the oven.
After twenty minutes the chips were ready to eat. The girls had already set the table and their happy faces made Maggie’s effort worthwhile.
Sitting on a table she observed her daughters. Little Susan had just uttered a jest that filled Anna with the mirth. They were laughing and they were enjoying eating chips.
Maggie was quite absorbed in her thoughts when Anna insisted that she taste them. She stroked her hair tenderly and took a bite. It was then that she felt a lump in her mouth.
Till then she had been trying hard to stop her tears. But, now tears came rolling down her eyes.
It’s strange that eating food sometimes elicits sad memory from our past. The mere taste of sweet potato chips reminded Maggie of her mother.
Many thanks to Ruchi for giving me an opportunity to participate in this “Five Photos – Five Stories” challenge. I’m supposed to post a picture, one per day for five days, and write five stories one for each day.
Today, I’d like to select saadia peerzada to come and join me in this challenge.
You need to post a picture every day for five days and write a story that go along with it. It can be a piece of fiction or non fiction. Don’t worry there is no restriction for the length of your writing.
This challenge is not mandatory. But, I hope you’ll accept it. Believe me you’ll have a lot of fun.