Ahhh, the Aroma of Baking Bread

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Joe’s been doing this for years, as far back as he can remember. But he still sets his alarm for 3 AM, and is out of the house within a half an hour. The street is always dark, but in the summer he can just see a little light in the sky.

His 4 block walk to the bakery is not lonely, most of the time he a few stray cats walk a bit with him. And all the local cops on the morning watch know him by name.

After turning on the lights, he fired up the oven, then checked on the bread dough the night shift left to rise. ‘Great everything is good again.’ So now to wash down the counter tops once more. As Joe’s helpers began to arrive it’s time to start the coffee.

Soon the aroma of baking bread filled the air, and soon customers would be waiting at the counter for a fresh loaf or two. And it would mean Joe’s day was half over, and time for a break, maybe sampling some of today’s output. And by noon his day would be over.

Here’s another entry in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for Dec 13, 2016.
This week Maria with Doodles and Scribbles provided the photo prompt. Thank you Maria!
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https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-13-2016/

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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5 Responses to Ahhh, the Aroma of Baking Bread

  1. Great story, Mike! I could almost smell the bread baking! Lovely story which goes very well with the photo prompt. I wanted to remind you to link your story up with the InLinkz board so others can read your story.

  2. Grant-Sud says:

    I loved this, much more positive than a lot of the other entries, and it’s welcoming. Nice job!

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