Cooking Something Up

“Welcome to October at the writing cabin, and I’m here in the kitchen with my robot assistant, Miss Lisa Burton. Today we’re baking up a batch of Macabre Macaroni.

“Now, I’ve already boiled up the pasta and put it in a colander to drain. Lisa, can you pass me the butter to grease our casserole dish?”

“Hang on, I’m still getting my costume on. It takes time to be a fashion plate you know?”

“What seems to be the holdup?”

“I’m trying to get these stitches right. Can you pass me the purple marker? They ought to bruise a bit around the edges.”

“I, um, I can’t find it. Is it one of the ones in your left hand?”

“Oh yeah. I didn’t think I’d used it already. It’s important to look scary for Halloween.”

“Yeah, um. Scary wasn’t my first thought here.”

“Well, I’m not finished yet either. Just go cook your stuff and I’ll join you in a minute.”


Lisa Burton

It’s October, and that means Macabre Macaroni. These are my name for bits of micro-fiction with a Halloween theme. I run this every year, and I hope you enjoy them. They’ll post every Tuesday this month. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.

Note: I posted Lisa’s poster at full size here. Some people collect them and this is the one to download. I’ll size it down for the weekly stories.


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22 responses to “Cooking Something Up

  1. harmonykent

    Lisa’s looking good! Er … scary, sorry, meant scary! Looking forward to the Macabre Macaroni 🙂

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  2. Love this year’s scary costume. Can only imagine all the gel and hair spray needed for that style.

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  3. Excited for Macabre Macaroni! Love Lisa’s costume.

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  4. Looking forward to the series. Thanks, Craig.

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  5. Can’t wait for the stories.

    And, as always, Lisa’s got killer shoes. (The rest of her is looking… let’s say “seasonally appropriate”, shall we?)

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  6. Awesome! I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. I love the new poster! Wow!!

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  7. Looking forward to what you’re cooking up. Macabre Macaroni is always a superb repast.

    Love Lisa’s new poster. That girl can rock anything!

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  8. Looking forward to your…macaroni. 🎃 👻 Happy October!

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  9. Yeah, I’m glad she got a few extra moments with the marker 🙂

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