CW: Derrick the Golden Onion.

Derrick the Golden Onion found himself on the counter with Red Onion and Shallot.

“Why aren’t you bowing to me?” he puffed his chest.

Red and Shallot looked at one another in confusion.

“I am the regal Golden Onion.”

“You can be whoever you want to be, but you’ll end up in a skillet, anyway,” Shallot shrugged.

Derrick shook his head. He would rule forever.

Shallot was chopped up and tossed into the skillet on Sunday.

His confidence grew.

Red went on Tuesday.

Derrick was victorious.

Until Friday.

“Color and shape really don’t mean anything?!” he realized at last.


“In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a golden onion.”
– prompt used for this CW piece.
[Source: Carrot Ranch]


P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post so that I can get an alert and check out your piece. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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25 thoughts on “CW: Derrick the Golden Onion.

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  1. This reminds me of the movie “the last Emperor “ (of China (based on a true story))).

    He was even too holy for his feet to touch the ground and even as a small boy, he ruled over everyone. But the war and conflicts happened and he ended… well, I won’t spoil the end in case you want to watch the movie (which I would recommend)… but pretty much in the skillet like red and shallot.

    I simply love this story. It’s much deeper than most might initially think.
    Another masterpiece!

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    1. I might have to check that movie out. Sounds interesting

      Thank you for reading!

      When I finished writing it, I actually thought of you and how this could make for a short story in CG! Glad you liked it!


  2. I love the double meanings you’ve put into this, and the last line tops it off beautifully. When I saw the prompt I thought ‘this is going to be a really tough one… poor Goldie’ and I shook my head sadly. But you’ve created a perfect story here! I give it 100%.

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    1. Ah yes, I remember that you like reading the prompt before the piece itself. Is that your routine or does the order in which you read my CW differ?

      I’m very pleased to hear that you approve. It did take me a moment to think of something in response to this prompt.

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