Chopping onions

February 27, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a golden onion. Any golden onion. One planted or harvested. An onion chopped for a meal. How can you use an onion as a prop in a character’s hand? Go where the prompt leads!


Their style of cooking always included fried onions as the base of almost every dish. And she never liked chopping those red onions which were more pungent than any other variety.

After doing some research, she found the golden onions which were less pungent, more flavorful, and required less cooking time. Still while chopping onions, her eyes would invariably tear up and she found it cathartic to shed a few more tears, thinking of wrongs done to her in the past and people who had left her.

Surprisingly, or perhaps not, she always felt better after chopping golden onions.

Word count: 99

In response to 99 Word Story- Golden onion, hosted by Charli Mills



67 thoughts on “Chopping onions

  1. The first time I chopped onions, I couldn’t stop shedding tears. I stopped and my mom had to continue. The second time around, I wore sunglasses 😎🤣.
    I’m better at chopping onions these days

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