Another drabble, written in response to Gather's Wednesday Writing Essentials challenge...
Warm and sweet, thick’n heavy, the air is treacle and bubbles release their childhood scents from the pan; jam butties for lunch. “Peanut butter’n jelly” says the voice in her head, but what have peanuts got to do with fruit?
“If you fall in the jelly you’ll be in a jam,” chants the memory of children and books. “But Mum, what’s jelly got to do with jam?”—American books that couldn’t even spell “colour.”
Ah, but Sheila’s American now, spells “color,” eats “Jello” at parties…
and stirs the pot of memories, warm and sweet; jam butties tomorrow, flavored with love.
Written for Wednesday Writing essentials
* include a glaring incongruity
* use the word Jello
* include your name, and
* make reference to something falling
A quick translation for my American friends, butties = sandwiches, so-called 'cause they've got butter on. And chip butties (i.e. sandwiches with cold butter and hot chunky fries) are the best of the best.