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Friday Fictioneers- Diversity

Rochelle has offered us another great photo prompt. I enjoy them and hope you’ll check them all out. Follow the link at the end to her page. Happy Friday … April Fools. I jumped the gun. 😉

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

“Are you selling those?”
“Yes. Want one?”
“They’re not very diverse.”
“A dog, a cat, and a person is quite diverse. Are you actually talking racial diversity?”
“We need to keep that in mind.”
“I could burn a few and leave a few raw. Or how about I charge different prices?”
“C’mon this is important.”
“They’re cookies for cryin’ out loud. I’ll bet not everyone will think they’re delicious. How’s that for diversity?”
“Now, you’re being ridiculous.”
“Individuals are all different. It doesn’t get more diverse than that.”
“I’ll take those big ones.”
“The man and woman?”
“Ugh… never mind.”

(100 words)
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple | Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers- Diversity

  1. Diversity in cookies! That’s a clever idea for two characters to discuss, and the one character makes a good point about burning some and leaving some raw. Otherwise, gingerbread men and gingerbread women and gingerbread everything-else would be the same color if they all traveled on the same cookie pan in the oven.

  2. Of course, if you tried to make them diverse, you would draw complaints from any number of people on both extremes of the arguments. Best just to keep them to yourself and enjoy them!

  3. What a clever way to discuss our modern dilemma around diversity and equality. Respect for all cookies, I say…as I bite off a head! Such a good wee story.

  4. Susan, this was a very clever story about a sensitive issue we are currently dealing with. This reminds me of someone’s remark that he preferred Halle Berry’s complexion to Serena Williams’ which he likened to burnt toast.

  5. So do we have to say “ginger people” now so as not to offend anyone? You know, there should be some kind of common sense in all of this.

  6. There’s a lot one could do with icing and chocolate in the dough. Language plays a huge role in discrimination even if the efforts to right these wrongs may get a bit ridiculous at times. 🙂

  7. “Individuals are all different. It doesn’t get more diverse than that.” Exactly! This is a good allegory for how ridiculously out of hand we’ve gotten. At this point, we’re too focused on our differences to allow our similarities to bring us together. I almost included a joke about gender-neutral, inclusive red-headed, freckled bread folk, but there is a word limit.

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