The Trembling of Lumpy Terror

The Trembling of Lumpy Terror

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay
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Just a fun write. A challenge by Emmajoy :P

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Gather around, all ye folks, for 'tis 
the tale of a cooking session 
which failed drearily, where a young 
but enthusiastic and eager-to-
please-everyone maiden decided 
to try her luck in making plain custard.

'Cause even though she did not like
sweet things much, who could resist
that sugary delight, not even her!
So, she shooed everyone out, 
especially her own dear mum, 
who could have helped in her first run...

Now handling sugar and milk and such,
she scratched her head a while,
but got them set somehow,
(thanks heaven for that, she did!)
the milk then boiled and frothed,
the sugar was mixed and stirred.

And then came the last step...
to finally add the custard powder
that she had bought one day back...!
In anticipation, with sweat 
beading down her forehead, she frowned 
and stirred, slowly but not enough, alas...

when poured out, the lumps of her poor 
custard now trembled and jiggled
helplessly in the bowl... that was when 
her sister came into the kitchen,
and exclaimed - "why, custard should be 
more or less sipped, then swallowed - not chewed...!"


© 2018 Dr. YumnaKay


Author's Note

Dr. YumnaKay
Thankfully, I've learned in recent years how to make custard lool
The line quoted at the end are Emma's words to me in a conversation we had about the topic ;)
Title courtesy - Emmajoy. :D

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This is so amusing Dr Y and relatable. I've had one or two disasters over the years with custard, but never to the point where it needed to be chewed! Great how you can turn a culinary disaster into a great poem. Well done. Very visual, by the way.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

:D I rather enjoyed writing this challenge Emma gave me, even though it brings out how much of a fai.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

There's no such thing as a perfect cook. Some can disguise their disasters, others can't :))



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You are such a wonderful wonder, S.P!! Love the sing-song story to and of your writing, love the way you've followed through start to finish. Originallity in the kitchen and with the pen - nobody should be so darned gifted!!!. xx .

(PS Great illustration, too. )

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Hahah yes, I think I can only deal with one at a time ;) Idk about gifted, but probably just curious.. read more
I can just imagine two of my favorite whimsical writers here at the café, chatting about culinary passions. This is a fun poem . . . I admire anyone who can truthfully expose one's own failures. I tend to hide mine! *wink! wink!* I avoid anything fluffy made with milk and eggs . . . I'd rather tackle something sturdy like homemade bread! I love the way you include vivid details so we can follow this like a visual film experience (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

One of the best things about chatting with Em is that I learn so much from her in terms of life expe.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Every time I chat with Emma, I end up with a huge burning idea for writing a poem *smile*
This reminds me of the first time I cooked a cake for friends. Pieces of egg were still in the cake and you could see them when you cut a piece. What a horror.

Your tale, however, is quite a bit more terrorizing. haha

Funny poem, Dr. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I have yet to try making a cake although if truth be told, I don't think my mother trusts me with th.. read more
Hey... let's take a step back if we may.. firstly, I love lumpy custard.. it reminds of the two days I spent at school before getting expelled for playing doctors & nurses in the classroom... personally I could see nothing wrong with sawing that kids leg off but, that's another story.. Secondly where I come from custard that ya can sip is called creme anglais and us hard men never touch the stuff... Tell ya sister I wanna word with her................................ A deliciously sweet poem here my friend & true... Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Frankly speaking, I like custard either way too ;)
I smiled at the thought of an innocent lo.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

My sincere pleasure.. Neville
Ave,
this made me smile yumna, this is exactly me in the kitchen. Stubborn thinking I can do it and kicking out the help. And in the end... A lumpy mess like you say.
After that? I make cereal and call it a day

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

:D haha yeah, cereal is such a life saver! 😂
Thank you so much, Sarah! Glad it made you s.. read more
Excellent my friend and I have been through similar with once upon a time it seemed every sauce I created.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I can never get the hang of the difficult stuff, not sure if I'll ever be trying to prepare sauces �.. read more
Ken Simm.

1 Year Ago

The trick is to do it slowly. A little at a time. But isn't that the same with most things? You are .. read more
This is so amusing Dr Y and relatable. I've had one or two disasters over the years with custard, but never to the point where it needed to be chewed! Great how you can turn a culinary disaster into a great poem. Well done. Very visual, by the way.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

:D I rather enjoyed writing this challenge Emma gave me, even though it brings out how much of a fai.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

There's no such thing as a perfect cook. Some can disguise their disasters, others can't :))
Sheer brilliance! Describing an episode of culinary disaster that too in a format that rhymes is incredible. Aren't you gifted or what, Yumna!

Love this! And also, can relate to it.
Cheers!
M.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Haha I didn't really intend to rhyme but it happened so I let it stay that way ;P My culinary disast.. read more
θεά 

1 Year Ago

If your attempts at cooking up a storm results in fun writes like this, then do assault the condimen.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Hah yeah, that's a good idea ;) I like being humorous sometimes 😛

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