Saturday Centus (Lemon Paczki edition)

I know, I’ve missed a few more since my new-found commitment to, well, not missing a few. Sorry! Anyhoo, here’s my take on this week’s prompt.

By way of explanation, it helps for folks not from ’round here to know that these delights are a long-proud tradition in Buffalo on Mardi-gras, owing to this region’s large Polish community.

Lemon paczki! (I may have mangled that's pronounced 'Poonch-key').

An East-side Buffalo bakery, just before midnight….

“We’re closed up, Fred…oh no. Not again.”

“I think I got it this time, Joe.”

Fred huddled over an enormous pocket of fried and sugared dough, one foot in diameter, quivering as if alive. A hose ran from its side to the filling machine.

“It’ll never work, Fred!”

“No! Just a bit more filling…there…there! I’ve officially reached critical mass! I’ve DONE IT!”

Cracks formed in the dough….

“Fred! Duck!”

Too late.


Joe wiped lemon filling from his eyes. “Ummm…get me a mop?”

“Igor obeys, Doctor Pastrystein,” Fred grumbled.

Mardi-gras in Buffalo.

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9 Responses to Saturday Centus (Lemon Paczki edition)

  1. Viki says:

    LOL, punchki's (or however, you spell it). I had one for fat Tuesday. Great take on this prompt.

  2. Eden House News and views says:

    Yummy bet they tasted good , you might need my log after eating tho!!!!
    I could do with taking part in my blog

  3. Susan Anderson says:


    Good one! You really painted a vivid picture here.


  4. Michelle aka Naila Moon says:

    As I used to work in a donut shop eons ago, I find this to be truly funny.
    Good Saturday Centus!

  5. moondustwriter says:

    that's the kind of explosion you want to clean up…
    Delightful Centus

  6. 21 Wits says:

    Ingenious way to make me change my breakfast plans!

  7. Judie says:

    Lemon filling, you say? Move over! I'll help!!!

  8. Jenny says:

    Thanks heavens it wasn't raspberry!

    Wouldn't that have been gruesome – ha!

    I love the way you wrote this!

    You are so incredibly creative.

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