Sweet and Sour

My grandpa slid me a paper plate
of peanut butter and pickle
sandwiches so I sassed back
butter you can’t cook like Grandma
He grinned like a pack
of wolves, dumped it
in my lap
and growled
butter Tough

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14 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour”

  1. There’s a burger joint here with a peanut butter-pickle burger…my friends love it and I think it sounds real weird. I like how you altered the nonet formatting to feature the dialogue, and I also like the audible imagery (is that a thing?) with the sliding paper plate and the growling.

  2. ‘growled’ worked perfectly after the pack of wolves metaphor. As for peanut butter and pickle; my Dad always says that peanut butter goes with anything as long as it’s the salty kind. Not sure if he’s tried this one though…

  3. I really like the effect that indenting the “spoken words” has. Oddly, I can almost get around the idea of peanut butter and pickles. It would depend on the type of pickles though.

  4. I nominated you for the three day, three quotes challenge. Simple rules are: post a different quote three days in a row, thank the person who nominated you, and choose three different blogs to nominate each day. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to have fun with it!

  5. Peanut butter and mustard we had as a child. Sometimes we put a hidden dollop of horseradish in it for an unsuspecting victim. Sounds like Halloween!

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