Parcel Prompt Story: Writer’s Block

I sent my friend Beetley Pete a box of Twinkies and he turned it into art!

beetleypete

You saw the title? Yes, this is a parcel prompt, a first. A short story, in 1280 words.
I took the photo of a parcel sent to me all the way from California, by my blogging friend, John Rieber.
He decided to go one better than a photo, and this was sent including a polystyrene box, to protect the contents.
https://johnrieber.com/

There was a time when things were good. ‘Demon of The Marsh’ was a huge hit, and smashed into the fantasy market. Top seller on Amazon, and in the front windows of the bookshops that still existed. I was interviewed on the radio, then even a short telly spot on the BBC local news. The Guardian columnist called it ‘A fresh new take on the Demon genre’. Naturally, I was excited. And when it had sold over six thousand copies in hardback, then many, many more in paperback…

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  1. You are clever, John. What a treat! I’m going over to see what he wrote about Twinkies. Let me guess. Someone dies choking on them. 😉

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  2. This is sad. Did he ever publish the 2nd book? Did u send him more twinkies

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  3. Love this John! Pete ran with your edible prompt! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the reblog, John. Everyone here is amazed that you went to so much trouble to send me a box of Twinkies!
    I’m so pleased that the story did some justice to your effort.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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