A Few Words About Milk

angry cow

37, day nineteen.

This week on the prompt site I wrote for last week (for the first time), the prompt is to write a short piece with the words “The first time I saw.” I choose in this first part of my post to use just one-sound words as well, just like the prompt says to do, to keep on theme. I like theme. Theme is good. I will not lie. My muse, such as it is, tempts me to make this part long, to see if I can. This is not the first time I have done it, though. I did it when I heard them do it on a show. It is not as hard as it seems. It gets less and less hard as you go. No time to waste!

Here is my piece. I wrote ten or more of these. It is hard, but they are short, and I have time. This is the one I like the best:

The first time I saw a milk jar I stabbed it twelve times with a knife. I could not help it. Things are less bad now. I have a room of my own. The cows can’t get me.

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16 thoughts on “A Few Words About Milk

  1. Wow. From your opener to the last sentence there is such a strong voice here. Thanks for linking up!

  2. jannatwrites says:

    The own room is probably more to protect her from herself than the cows, but at least it provides a feeling of safety.

  3. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Yeah, I think the cows lucked out here.
    Great, creepy and mightily disturbing!

  4. Made me laugh… cows are not as harmless as they look

  5. Stabbing milk cartons is better than stabbing cows or other people or yourself so, from that point of view, good for you for finding a way to channel your rage/fear. If this is really reflective of who you are then, good luck dealing with life. Sometimes, things that appear “normal” to others can represent triggers to some. However, if you are actually writing in the voice of someone haunted by bovine demons then, well done because this all sounds very believable.

    • Thank you for the compliment! This is in fact entirely fictional. I have nothing against cows, and the few times in my life I’ve had to stab milk I really didn’t have any other choice.

  6. I like the impossibility (?) of stabbing a jar with a knife. That contract opens up worlds of possibility.

  7. Draug419 says:

    Good work. Don’t let their innocent looks fool you.

  8. mystisized says:

    Wow, I think of cows in a new way now. Nice job, thanks for liking The Cabinet.

    -Tye

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