Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Fabulous Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image © Kelvin M. Knight. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Kelvin Knight’s permission.
Our Daily Bread
They have work to do but every few minutes one of them comes to the kitchen and looks through the oven window. Watching the bread rise and bake has a meditative, relaxing quality. But, there’s work to do.
60 minutes later they gather around the oven, all six of them. They check the temperature and smile. It’s safe to open the door. The delicious aroma of freshly baked bread greets their hopeful noses; their mouths water.
Alex cuts slices with scientific precision. No one wants peanut butter. They savour the first bite. Fresh bread on the ISS tastes like heaven
This soon won’t be Science Fiction, but it’s not yet realistic fiction. Here’s an article about the progress and process of baking bread in space. The name ‘Alex’ refers to the German astronaut Alexander Gerst who’s been on the ISS a few years ago and will go there again to be commander of the ISS next year. Germans and their love of bread are a separate story. Let’s just say, he’ll love it if it can be done by then. And if you wonder about odours on the ISS, here’s an article that explains how those get filtered out.
And finally, for your entertainment, here’s Chris Hadfield’s space kitchen: