Scintilla Project: Day 1
For the next two weeks, my blog posts will include responses to prompts provided by the Scintilla Project. I strongly encourage my readers to visit the site, check out the blogs involved, and join us!
Day 1: Tell a story set at your first job.
I took some liberty with this prompt and “wrote” a poem based on one we all know by Robert Frost:
Stopping by a Perkins on a Snowy Evening
Whose pancakes these are I think I know.
This stack spills off the plate, though.
The customer will not see me stopping here,
A 16 year old waitress filled with woe.
My coworkers must think it queer
To stop with the customer so near
Between the grill and swinging door,
Spilling this food my darkest fear.
The manager gives his head a shake
And asks if he made a mistake
In hiring me. I start to weep,
If only I could serve cornflakes!
My fear is desperate, dark, and deep
And the pancakes lie in a heap,
I’m now demoted to counter girl,
Happily demoted to counter girl!