short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

Meera cut all the vegetables that her mother had mentioned in the recipe. She was going to make a Pulav for the first time! The lockdown had forced her to become more active in the kitchen. Meera – who didn’t know even the basics of cooking. She could effortlessly burn even the simplest of recipes. But she had come a long way since the lockdown. After she cut all the veggies into small cubes, she slid them into the pan for frying. She had always seen the chefs in cookery shows toss their pans so effortlessly. They made it look so easy. She had always wanted to try that. Gaining courage from her streak of “not burning the dishes beyond recognition, Meera decided that today was the day when she was finally going to try out that move. She took a deep breath and gave the pan a mighty toss. The vegetables rose up in multi-coloured rainbows and fell down gracefully. But they fell anywhere but inside the pan! Only a half of the vegetables remained in the pan. With a sigh, Meera realized that tossing about things in a pan was not as easy as the chefs made it look.

Written in response to today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. The challenge was to “Start your post with the word ‘toss’ and write whatever comes to you. To read the other entries, please click on the link.

Have you had a similar experience tossing about stuff while cooking? I’m looking forward to your comments!

This short story was written without any editing for SoCS. 🙂

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66 thoughts on “short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

  1. Wow nice take Shweta .. though I can cook decently tossing is a challenge … especially for manchurian 😁😁
    .. hey the “about prompt” section needs editing . It still says “where” need to “toss” it 😊

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    1. Same here. Tossing is one risky move! Cleaning up after that would be a nightmare.
      Oh, I had copied from the old post and I must have forgotten to edit that part. Thanks for pointing it out to me 😁

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  2. That made me laugh! 😂 Luckily, I didn’t give a try when I was cooking a dish.

    High-five to the coincidence, Shweta 🙋! Both of us have related tossing to culinary arts.

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  3. My hopes really got broken when the vegetables didn’t fall in the pan as for some reason I imagined Meera with myself. I too knew nothing about cooking but this lockdown made me know something. It felt as if I was the one tossing the veggies. That was the magic in your words of this sweet tale💕

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      1. Yes, I’m well and safe for now. I take a risk everyday by going for work but there’s nothing that can be done 😅
        I hope you are safe and well, too

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