Well, I’m finally back, I think. I took a few unplanned weeks off for various reasons, including travel, sickness and general busyness. Luckily, the semester is mostly over, so I should have a bit more time in the future.
#1: Explain to captain that cake would boost morale for space station crew.
#2: Listen to lecture how flour would clog life support.
#3: Offer to temporarily turn off life support in galley.
#4: Wait for him to stop laughing.
#5: Pretend to drop idea.
#6: Wait for everyone to sleep.
#7: Take smuggled ingredients from personal locker.
#8: Preheat oven stolen from lab.
#9: Turn off life support in galley.
#10: Mute alarms.
#11: Take deep breath and start mixing ingredients.
#12: Try in vain to clean up flour floating everywhere.
#13: Start feeling woozy.
#14: Put cake in oven.
#16: Get rescued.
#17: Endure reprimand.
#18: Enjoy perfectly spherical suffocake with crew.
April 30th, 2016 at 10:06 pm
Fantastic story, David! Welcome back. I hope things are going well for you–following illness, anyway.
All my best,
May 1st, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Thanks, MG! Glad to be back. I hope I can keep up with everything. Hope you’re doing well.
April 30th, 2016 at 10:40 pm
After the title, #5 is my favorite. But… why is it perfectly spherical?
May 1st, 2016 at 7:21 pm
Yes, #5 is a very important one. 🙂 It is spherical because it’s baked in zero gravity, so the batter would form into a ball before it baked.
May 1st, 2016 at 12:18 am
Wonderful! The cake is especially good because of all that sneaking around. Great to see you back. Hope you are feeling better!
May 1st, 2016 at 4:27 pm
Thanks, Amy. I’m feeling all better although tired from the semester. I should be around a lot more now.
May 1st, 2016 at 4:48 am
I wonder how your mind works and if the suffocake was worth the effort. 😉 Great to have you back. You were missed.
May 1st, 2016 at 4:26 pm
Hopefully the cake was worth the few thousand brain cells that got killed off. 🙂 They’ll have to bring up a small oxygen mask for the next one.
May 1st, 2016 at 8:05 am
Now, THIS was something original. A “suffocake.” Hmmm.
Of course, the guy could have used his helmet, but what fun is that? There’d be no story. Hahaha! Enjoyed this immensely. 🙂
May 1st, 2016 at 4:24 pm
I thought of the helmet idea, but 100 words wasn’t enough to explain that it was too bulky to bake in. Plus, yes, it would ruin the story. 🙂
May 1st, 2016 at 7:24 pm
May 1st, 2016 at 8:12 am
🙂 nicely done and golden brown!
May 1st, 2016 at 4:23 pm
May 2nd, 2016 at 5:17 am
Great story, David. I loved the step-by-step process. You had me chuckling all the way through.
May 2nd, 2016 at 10:35 pm
Thanks Russell. Glad you liked it. I thought I’d try a new format. I was going to do a recipe, but this worked better.
May 2nd, 2016 at 7:52 am
Lol, like always, charming, dark and amusing, 🙂 good job.
May 2nd, 2016 at 10:34 pm
🙂 Thanks Jodie.
May 2nd, 2016 at 8:28 am
ha ha. Good one.
May 3rd, 2016 at 9:45 am
Great. There’ve been gorillas, London marathons and whatnot on the ISS, why not a suffocake. 🙂
May 4th, 2016 at 10:41 pm
I had to go look up that gorilla one. That’s quite the visual. Might as well bake something up there. 🙂
May 3rd, 2016 at 11:15 am
Perfect recipe. I enjoyed your unique take on the prompt lol
May 3rd, 2016 at 3:14 pm
Sorry to hear you were ill but glad you’re feeling better, David Funny and creative story. That was close. I hope he doesn’t try it again. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne
May 4th, 2016 at 2:24 am
Very nice imagination! I would probably do the same!
Truly, THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING!
May 4th, 2016 at 10:40 pm
May 25th, 2016 at 1:24 am
🙂 great ideas!
March 8th, 2017 at 2:21 am