Freedom Tastes Like Ice-Cream (a five-minute #freewrite)

“Freedom is being able to eat ice cream for breakfast. Every breakfast. Forever.”

Joey waved his spoon into the air and joyfully dunked it into his bowl, wiggling out a large chunk of chocolate ice cream which was very quickly shoveled into his mouth. “I’m so free right now,” he said, his voice muffled and accompanied by satisfied mmmm’s and ahhhhh’s.

I raised an eyebrow and grunted, “Right. It’s uh, five p.m. Just sayin’.”

“Time is in the eye of the beholder! Or the mouth of the beholder. And this beholder has a mouth full of freedom.”

Freedom wasn’t free, and it certainly wasn’t ice cream. Freedom was… no, I just couldn’t be existential. Not right now. My stomach twisted and churned, reminding me that it was almost time for dinner. And no, we were not having any damned ice cream. I needed some nutrients!

Joey smacked his lips behind me, louder and louder after each bite, and I grunted again as I headed for the freezer, determined to find some protein. Mmm, chicken. Or perhaps some mince. I could make a fine lasagne! I whipped open the freezer and was greeted by a thick cloud of cold that left icicles on my face. I shook them away, the tiny pointed things flying every which way.


Though satisfied by Joey’s pain, I didn’t bother turning around. There was nothing in the freezer. No chicken, no mince, just dozens of ice cream tubs. There wasn’t even a bag of frozen peas. Everyone has an ancient bag of frozen peas lurking down there! I mean, I don’t even like peas… but, honestly…



Today is Day 350 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge!! The prompt for today is – freedom – and this is what I came up with before the timer went BING! I just want to say… that I really want ice-cream right now. Today has been a mish-mash of food cravings. I started off wanting hot chippies and onion rings, and then my first thought with this prompt was “Freedom is eating ice-cream for breakfast!!!!” and then I really wanted ice-cream. 😛

Anywho! You can find today’s challenge behind these blue words! 😀

The photo I used for my header is a CC0 image courtesy of Pixabay!

And thank you so much for reading. 🙂



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