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Writing prompt A-Z: Cookie

A-Z blogging: Cookie crumbles

Writing Prompt: Cookie

Provided by: Talli Roland, a fab writer and fellow A to Z challenge participant. Go visit her! ( Folks, Please add a word-prompt in the comments—I need ones between the letters I and P—- or I’ll start picking words from your comments themselves! )

Genre: Fiction/Flash (Keep reading to find the word-prompt–hope you like this, Talli!)


Tomorrow, I’m going to be happy.

No, this is not some random new-age, positive-thinking shit. I hate that. Back where I’m from, they let you be who you are. No new-agey talk about organic, , hot yoga, sheep intestines, weird African berries and vegan crap.

I’m going to be happy because I’ve made sure of it.

Tomorrow, when Shelly Parsons strolls into the office, her skinny little ass will get glued to her chair: literally. No slimming walks around the office for Miss SmartyPants tomorrow, unless she chooses to lose her skirt, of course. No bracing talk at my cubicle encouraging me to eat healthy, not McDonalds cookies, with her nose pinched in, her plucked eyebrows curled. How does she expect me to do that on my pay, I ask you?

Tomorrow, I’ll be happy, and my boss, Miss Parsons, will be sad: though my fired ass would still be six times the size of hers.

Because my dears, sometimes that is just how the cookie crumbles. You take care now.


I’m tweeting A to Z posts at #atozchallenge: mine, and the others’ I like!

And there’s also the Twitter A toZ Challenge Daily

Every Monday in April, I’m going to blog about the posts I like best so far in A-Z challenge, and today’s is here:

Reading Mondays: Have you read these A-Z posts?

Thanks and shout-outs to organisers Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out) , Jeffrey Beesler’s (World of the Scribe),  Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) , Jen Daiker ( Unedited), Candace Ganger (The Misadventures in Candyland) , Karen J Gowen  (Coming Down the Mountain) , Talli Roland ,  Stephen Tremp (Breakthrough Blogs )

A_Z blogging writing prompts

Award by Deirdra Eden Coppel

I usually don’t put up awards, but the artwork on this was hard to resist. Thanks Deirdra!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Scrumptious looking cookie! I have to go eat one now. Very funny post! Letters – I = Ingredient; J = Jelly; K = Keebler; L = Liquor; M = Moist; N = Nugget; O = Olive … in keeping with the food picture theme. 🙂

  • indigo bunting says:

    Yay to work fantasies…

  • Haha, that is quite an amusing little bit of fiction!

  • RosieC says:

    Oh, fantastic. I love the style of this piece, and the voice. Nice job 🙂

    I: Implant
    J: Jocular
    K: Kelly green
    L: Lymph node
    M: masticate
    N: nymphomaniac
    O: octopus
    P: pendant

    East for Green Eyes

  • K.C. Woolf says:

    I tip my hat to you for doing fiction for the A to Z!

    Writing prompts: e – eternal, f – flaws

  • Petra Hefner says:

    Thanks for the visit and comment! How ’bout: Igloo, Jungle, Kleenex, Lift, Minstrel, Nothing, Opulent, Pesky. Happy A2Z2U!

  • Dafeenah says:

    I was smiling the whole way through this, but only because I have almost done similar things to my last boss lol.


  • Oooh, how I giggled! I was just watching Drop Dead Diva and this reminded me of that too. I HATE how skinny little things think they’re sooo much better than a curvier woman. And I’m not saying this because I have something against skinny people (I just have issues with their attitude, sometimes.)

    Nice pieces of flash fiction!

  • Ah that cookie looks so damn scrumptious. Cute post!

  • Naomi says:

    Your writing is very….good with sounds, like it would sound great being read aloud or acted. I’m sure there are proper English terms for that, but I was an art major.

    L -Lie
    M- Measles
    N- Neanderthal
    O- Octopus
    P- Platonic

  • Lindsay says:

    Oooh, I loved this one! I like the snarky voice:) Here’s some prompts for J

  • Marian Allen says:

    I is for inspiration
    J is for juggling (elements, time, commitments)
    K is for KILL and KISS
    L is for levity
    M is for mystery
    N is for notebook
    O is for obelisk
    P is for protagonist

    You’re welcome. 😀

    I totally *love* your flash fiction!

    Marian Allen
    Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes

  • Sue Roebuck says:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Mmmm…it was the cookie that really caught my eye. Yum. Hang on while I head for the kitchen. Back now, and I love your story. Did you say you wanted a word prompt? N for nuts!

  • Loving the cookies and how it crumbles !! My AtoZ challenge is up – just found you from twitter – gonna head over to you suggested ones now. New follower – Shah .X

  • August says:

    Great story! And love the idea of doing each day in the challenge as a new fiction prompt.

    Just a few ideas:
    inky, igloo, incredulous
    jungle, judicious, Japan
    perfection, popular

  • Joy says:

    Love me some cookies! But not enough to get fired because of them though. Okay, let’s see if I can help with some words.
    Ignoramus, ignoble
    Jabber, juicy, juxtapose, jungle
    Kleptomaniac, kryptonite
    Luscious, loopy, lark, loon
    Mendacious, motherly, meek
    Niggardly, necromancy, nerd
    Opportune, obligatory, orgasmic
    Perspicacity, pernicious, preponderance, pupil, pustule

  • Hart says:

    *giggles* I love cookies…

    erm… I mean I love your little story! Very cute!

  • Talli Roland says:

    Love this – how clever! 🙂 And a big yay for cookies – my favourite. Yum!

  • iZombie says:

    cookies and cakes, can corrupt a cantaloupe…
    jeremy [iZombie]


  • Hi,

    Oh cookie, yes please. I’m starving: I feel like I’ve been on this A-Z roundabout for a month already! 😉

    Francine, I hear you. Blog visiting has made me hungry too.

  • Jan says:

    Very funny. I like it!
    Petunia, incident, Jezebel, kindness, loquacious, mental, never, open

    Thanks Jan, love your prompts 😀

  • trininista says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cookie looks good but I have carrot cake. Double C. Have a good one!

    🙂 Carrot cake sounds yummy too!

  • Talei Loto says:

    Hmm, you had me at the pic of the cookie… I want. Now. 😉

    Talei, no fair. You’re supposed to read the post, then comment. And who knows, you might even get a cookie 😉

  • Barbara says:

    haha! great post(s)! 🙂 like many others before me… I think I need a cookie now! 🙂

    Maybe I do a cookie-party on my blog?

  • Love how the letter C was so sneaky. Nicely done.

    Thanks, Sheri. D is a little demented, do stop by.

  • L'Aussie says:

    Love me a cookie. Sounds like you have enough prompts.


    L’Aussies Travel Blog A – Z Challenge Posts

    Oh Denise, I can never have enough prompts. I want me a prompt-partay!

  • PencilGirl says:

    That’s a great little piece of writing. I read all three of your A-Z flash fiction pieces at one go, and I love how each of them takes on a different tone altogether.. 🙂 🙂
    As for your word prompts, you should have plenty by now, but I’ll still throw in whatever comes to my mind. 🙂 How about Guardian, Groceries, Hopscotch, Hourglass, Hookah, Infinity, Ice cream, Igloo, Jasmine, Jelly, Jobless, Junk, Knickers, Ketchup, Laundry, Lemonade and Library? 😀 😀 (I don’t have a lot to do, and a lot of empty space in my head.. 😛 Tell me if you need any more.. 😀 )
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.. Your blog has been great fun to read.. 🙂

    Writers love compliments, and this writer also loves prompts! Thank you for both, and I don’t mind if you keep the prompts coming! 🙂

  • Toby Neal says:

    I like the way your evil little mind works and the cookie crumbles.
    Think about Impatient, Impenitent and Impoverished; or perhaps Persnickety or Perilous. I can’t tell you mine for Q because Q is hard and I need it. X either. Just sayin.

    Hey, it is not my evil mind :)…it is my character’s–she took me over for a while. Love you for the prompts! I got Q already, and I hope I make it to X. Thanks so much for the comment.

  • no problems,

    I am all happy to help promote creativity and get people just to write. That is my theme of the month “JUST WRITE”. Thanks for showing the curtesy to ask and make sure, not many people actually would bother, so many thanks for that. MUCH appreciate, however not necessary. But nice all the same *grin*

    Don’t worry about missunderstanding, i was never concerned.

    I will keep in touch and certainly stop by to see what you do with the idea!

    good luck and above all – Happy writing!


  • Helloo… i hope i have the right person that wanted to use that picture/idea. By all means that is fine. I will let you know that that picture came from a website that shares pictures to use for art purposes. I figure that using it as a prompt for creative fiction IS art so i was happy to use it. Just letting you know where the copyright stands.

    the website is WetCanvas and it is in their RIL (reference image library) which is free for members (no subscription fees) to use for art purposes as long as you are not on-selling the pictures.

    check it out if you are concerned.

    I hope this is the right blog for the comment, i couldn’t reply to the email you sent as it is a ‘noreplyatblogger” email 🙂

    good luck and have fun!


    Hi Sarah 🙂

    So kind of you to come by and comment…thanks for explaining the copyright situation to me, though I was not really concerned about that…I’m using only a very low-res version.

    I wanted just to give you credit for the idea, because though I have used picture prompts earlier (in my regular blog posts), you’re the only A-Z blogger I’ve come across who’s using pictures to encourage art.

    The whole idea of using prompts from other bloggers is to connect and make friends…I’ve linked your blog to the post I’ve scheduled, and it will be up on April 6th, I think. 🙂

    Sorry if I’ve created misunderstanding, and I’ll let you know once the post is up!

  • TS Hendrik says:

    LOL, that is a funny story. But now I want a cookie.

    Give me a prompt and thou shalt have a cookie…lol

  • Letter I and onwards huh? Let’s see? K has to be kiss for sure! I want to see what you come up with that one! Ummm…M for Moon? Wait, I’m going out of order here… I for Impending Doom! J for…Joker…K for Kis..L for Lollipops and Gumdrops, and M for Moon, P for Pretend, Q for Quirky! There, I’ll stop for now and see what other people have to say! I’ll come back and see what you come up with for the rest of the challenge. Good idea to write bits of fiction for each entry! I bet it really gets the muse muscle strong by the end of the month.

    Anastasia, thanks 🙂 Those will keep me going! Impending Doom…wow. I love all your prompts. Do come back and check out how the pieces based on your prompts turned out.

  • Gabrielle says:

    Clever Damyanti and funny. word prompts: giraffe, giant, gorgeous, generous
    hairy, horny, harry, honour

    I’m aiming to keep them small. I’m aiming also to do all 26 days of fiction, God help me. Some won’t be as good as the others, but that’s life, I guess. I lurve your prompts…going to use them. Now I’m looking for prompts for the letter I onwards!

  • Arlee Bird says:

    Funny. Can’t say I blame the narrator though.

    Contrary to my usual practice of subscribing to comments, to save time during challenge I will not be doing so during April. If you want to respond to my comment , please email me directly from your email notification for the comment.

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

    Lee, thanks so much for the comment. I’m afraid you’ll wear yourself out, trying to comment on all our posts!

  • Love your take on cookie, nice work.

    Words: fortune, formula, disaster, energy.

    Thankyou, and thankyou again for the prompts. I love the ones on F, and might use them. Will tell you if I do!

  • I want a cookie now. >.< Make your D post on donuts now! lol Kidding… or am I? Wait, no better, word. Donkey. Unless you've already done D then damn. I tried though so that counts! Great post by the way.

    I’ve already done D, yes. Sorry! 🙁 But you did try, and get brownie points for that. I now need prompts G onwards:) Thanks for your comment!