#JusJoJan — The Secret Ingredient

8ce71ec8-1f40-47a7-a973-1f657ccb84ae.jpeg“Okay,” Danny said. “Tomorrow’s the day, so we need to check to make sure we have everything we need.” Danny glanced at his list. “Jack, did you bring you SodaStream carbonater?”

“Check,” Jack said. “It should work fine to aerate the concoction.”

“Sammy, did you go to the zoo and get the secret ingredient??” Danny asked.

“Check,” Sammy said, laughing. “It was a dirty job but someone had to do it.”

“Okay, good. I’ve got the chocolate, so we’ll meet at my house right after school, mix up a batch, and then bake it for 30 minutes,” Danny said.

“This is going to be scary when give each of the girls a brownie,” Jack said, a wicked grin on his face.

The next day, the boys invited their sisters to taste the brownies they had just baked. They served each girl a large brownie. Jack’s sister said, “Wow, these are surprisingly good.”

“Thanks,” Danny said. “It’s our secret ingredient.”

“These are delicious,” Sammy’s sister said. “What exactly is your secret ingredient?”

“Yes,” Danny’s sister said, “please gratify our curiosity.”

“Take my word for it, girls,” Danny said, while Jack ans Sammy were snickering, “you really don’t want to know.”


Written for Linda G. Hill’s JusJoJan prompt, where the word is “mix.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (tomorrow), Ragtag Daily Prompt (aerate), Word of the Day Challenge (zoo), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (scary), Daily Addictions (give), and Your Daily Word Prompt (gratify).

FOWC with Fandango — Scary

FOWCWelcome to January 7, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “scary.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

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And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.