Poor man, what appeared to me as a happy, jolly even, baker fared ill at the hands of the young writers.The assignment was to write a short paragraph that would set a scene. The scene was to be inspired by the plaque. According to the writers, Beppo held many secrets behind the large mustache and nearly certain Italian accent.
One writer assessed the accent as too thick to be fake. Another considered it so over the top it had to be fake. According to one student, Beppo worked endless hours in the bakery, losing sight of his son, alone, and miserable for the want of his father’s attention. On a brighter note an alternate version included a crash from the kitchen which sent the alarmed customers to find the basket on the floor. A sadder outlook was Beppo served the customers, then at the taste of a pot of sauce simmering on the stove, went into a diabetic coma from which he never awoke.
Beppo’s image improved slightly with the contributions of the Friday Night Writes group. Here he became a happy Italian, regaling his customers with song. A creative string of alliteration, all beginning with “B”, comprised an impressive sentence. While too lengthy in its entirety the final phrase would make a good slogan, “ be better be Beppos baked bread.”
Who knows what lurks behind the face of a jolly baker and his basket of bread! Some of the paragraphs are posted on the Writer’s Niche page of the site. None of them are what I anticipated, but they are creative. And that, after all, is the point.
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