“Where can I get a good blintz?”
Certainly not in Finland, that’s where. I’d never even heard of a blintz until I read the list of prompts for Nicky and Mike’s 30 Minus 2 Days of Hell.
Apparently it was MikeWJ's idea, which doesn’t surprise me at all – after all, it was Mike who came up with “Kafkaesque” as a prompt during the photo challenge back in whenever it was.
A blintz. Couldn’t he have made it something a little less random, something a little easier to write about? Like, a Karelian pasty.
“Were can I get a good Karelian pasty?”
“Why, the little bakery at Hämeenkatu and Kellonsoittajankatu has some great Karelian pasties. You should try there.”
Easy! But a blintz? How am I supposed to write about that?
This post could’ve been a masterpiece. Witty dialogue, a compelling atmospheric setting, clever compliments hidden in double negatives, and quirky characters not entirely unlike Indigo's bears and beavers and badgers.
But no. Today’s prompt doesn’t lend itself to that. At least not for me. Because, much like mayors, we have no blintzes in Finland.
So to answer the question everyone’s asking today; nowhere. That’s where.
This post is part of Nicky and Mike’s 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge. Today’s prompt is Where can I get a good blintz?. Go check out We Work For Cheese for a list of the other participants. *