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FF – Tales from the Tray

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Jennifer Pendergast.

Bit cooler out here.

Woof.

Miaow.

Look at you with your baubles. How crass.

Youโ€™re one to talk with that huge green scarf.

Woof.

Why am I upside down?

Miaow.

Do I look a bit burned around the edges?

You look fine, dear.

LOOK YE ALL! A HAND COMETH!

Aaaahhhh, a haaaand

JEFF IS CHOSEN!

Aaaahhhh, he is the Chosen One

(munch munch yum munch)

JEFF HAS GONE ABOVE. HE HAS ASCENDED. HE IS WITH THE GODS.

With the Godssssss

(munch munch buuurp aaaahhh, great cookies, dear!)

I hope Iโ€™m next to be blessed.

Me too.

Woof.

Miaow.

  1. March 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Now that’s the kind of worshippers a self-respecting god needs

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  2. March 31, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    The gingerbread people are highlighting a significant problem with not just religious belief, but all forms of cultist behaviour in the modern world (Trumpism, for example). Or… I may have taken it too seriously! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • April 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      It’s… it’s… just some gingerbread people banter… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. March 31, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Gingerbread people need to revolt!

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  4. March 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    It’s the resurrection part that I hate!

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  5. March 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Nice religious satire. I like it.

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  6. March 31, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Aw, I love the gentle bickering, I’m scared by the faith, but what else is there? We can only see what we can see, after all.

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    • April 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      They’re happy in their own little short-lived world ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. March 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Shelf Critter Theatre with cookies! And as a retail maven, I can appreciate this very early Christmas reference…

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    • April 1, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      It’s April now, a bit late to be getting Christmas 2021 goods onto the shelves…

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  8. April 1, 2021 at 12:22 am

    That’s quite an elaborate belief system to have conjured before they even made it off the pan. I’d be in trouble with my Star Wars cookie cutters.

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    • April 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      It’s like they’re born (cooked?) with their beliefs in place. Given their expected lifespan, probably just as well.

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  9. April 1, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Seamless flow to your tale of crumby horror.

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  10. April 1, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Alas poor gingi I knew him well…burp..
    If it’s blessings they want then it’s blessings they get.

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    • April 1, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      At least they’re willing sacrifices!

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  11. April 1, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Makes me think of those popcorn commercials or ones with talking raisins… a tad morbid and hilarious at the same time!

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  12. April 1, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Who would ever have thought cookies could be politicized ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. April 1, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I never realised how pleased gingerbread was to be eaten! Allelujah!

    My story!

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  14. April 1, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Reminds me of ‘you saved our lives, we are eternally grateful’ from Toy Story. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • April 2, 2021 at 4:49 am

      Yeah, I love those little guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. GHLearner
    April 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I’m always willing to create many more chosen ones, yum! What fun.

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    • April 2, 2021 at 4:51 am

      They’re happy to be eaten and I’m happy to oblige ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. April 2, 2021 at 3:32 am

    loved this post !

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  17. Lyn
    April 2, 2021 at 10:51 am

    All of Gingy’s family in one place. That’s not a good omen for Lord Farquaad. ๐Ÿ˜„

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    • April 3, 2021 at 4:31 am

      His days are numbered (after Googling the names and stories all came back to me!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. April 2, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Now I know why I was told ‘never play with your food.’

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    • April 3, 2021 at 4:33 am

      That might confuse the poor things. All your food desires is ascension. Oblige it!

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  19. April 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    I loved this story. Love how you gave the cookies voices of their own. who will be chosen next???? I think I’ll take the kitty if you don’t mind.

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    • April 3, 2021 at 4:36 am

      It took me a while to notice little kitty up at the top ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  20. April 2, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    if we could hear them talk, maybe, just maybe, we could eat them with more awareness. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • April 3, 2021 at 4:40 am

      I’m not sure I could eat them at all if they started speaking to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. April 2, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Love this! Well thought out and oh so funny.

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    • April 3, 2021 at 4:41 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. April 3, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Delicious horror story. Haha. Well, depending on who and how you see it, I suppose. Really funny.

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    • April 4, 2021 at 5:28 am

      Religious sacrifice is always pretty grim, good job they’re just biscuits ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. April 3, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Dear Ali.

    Who knew that flat cookies could have such depth? Chomp!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • April 4, 2021 at 5:29 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Ha, yes, they have quite the sophisticated belief system going on there just seconds after leaving the oven!
      Ali

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  24. April 3, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks…now I’ll think of those voices the next time I make Gingerbread cookies. At least they are happy to serve. (haha) Funny quirky as always. Loved it!

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  25. April 3, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I never realized cookies (or biscuits) possessed such abilities. I’ll think about that the next time I consume one. Maybe I shouldn’t come to think of it. —- Suzanne

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    • April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am

      They are happy and willing to be eaten!

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  26. April 4, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Love this story, its so quirky. Especially the line :’Look ye all a hand cometh’.

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    • April 5, 2021 at 6:11 am

      Extra quirky even by my standards ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. April 5, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Funny stuff! But then again, how do we know we’re not gingerbread people? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  28. April 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

    They need a moo… sacred cow…

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  29. April 7, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Yep, that’s religion for you. Great stuff, makes people happy. Just invent your reality well enough, and there’s no worries at all.

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    • April 8, 2021 at 7:40 am

      Yep, it’s nice to believe in something!

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