The sweat of ages storing wisdom in their handles…

You can polish a piece of timber by rubbing it with a piece of leather. It takes a long time and is a pretty pointless exercise given the world of polishes and other finishes out there, but it can be done. A little oil in the leather will help to…

50 WORD MICROFICTION

Thrifty Words Challenge #15: Transformation

A delicious dessert of meringue topped with whipped cream and fruit. (This one has chocolate too —a step too far!)
Pavlova (Photo by Sergio Arze on Unsplash)

The egg whites glistened in the bowl.

The whisk thrashed air and sugar through the mix, turning the clear liquid into a silky white foam.

Heat made it hard on the outside and soft in the middle.

Whipped cream, passion fruit, and banana made it Pavlova.

The transformation was complete.

Damian Clarke

I’m a writer and publisher working in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. I specialise in finance, technology, insurance, property, medicine and sustainability.

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