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Humble Hankerings...

and a new direction.

By Lamar WigginsPublished 15 days ago β€’ Updated 10 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023
Humble Hankerings...
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Written for the MacKenzie Davis "I'd read your grocery list" Challenge. Find all the details below.

June 19th 4:20 pm, Whole Foods Market

ground beef certified Angus (meatloaf monday)

cilantro soapy and vibrant (taco tuesday)

apples Granny Smith foreverπŸ’– (waldorf wednesday)

bay leaves unique and necessary (thermador thursday)

boneless chicken breasts thighs saucy comfort (fricassee friday)

nori plentiful, like the ocean itself (sushi saturday)

chocolate & strawberries (sensual sunday)


June 26th 4:20 pm local pharmacy.

Neosporin itchy rug burns

Advil hellacious hangover

shelled walnuts omega 3s

Franks Red Hot a fire bath for the tongueπŸ”₯

PLAN-B conception delayed


June 28th, 4:20 pm, walmart curbside pickup

'Congratulations' card jenny's graduation

flash drive 64mb unfortunate revelations 😑

ritz peanut butter crackers they make me happy

pringles (sour cream & onion...only) they make me happy

gummy bears I need them

6 medium cardboard boxes

duct tape

hair dye (blond)

roadmap to anywhere but here


June 30th, 4:20 pm, 200 hundred miles away in another state, gas station.




lifesavers original any kind

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Lamar Wiggins

Creative writer in the Northeast US who loves the paranormal, fiction, mystery, articles and the occasional poem. Take a chance, you'll be thoroughly entertained.

"Life is Love Experienced" -LW


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  • ROCK10 days ago

    "Roadmap to anywhere". I appreciate your unique take on Mackenzie's challenge!

  • Real Poetic11 days ago

    β€œPLAN-B conception delayed” Lmao I literally choked on my water! This is sooo relatable. 🀣🀣 Thank you for the laugh and congratulations! πŸŽ‰ 🩡

  • Mackenzie Davis11 days ago

    Ooh, very nice! "Lifesavers, any kind" love that ending! Wonderful entry, Lamar, and congrats on Top Story!!

  • I love fresh bananas. They effortlessly peel open.LOL.

  • Caroline Jane12 days ago

    This is such fun and a cultural tour de force - fascinating and has me smiling at the ending - lifesavers - any kind ha ha ha!!!

  • Kristen Balyeat12 days ago

    Fantastic list, Lammar! This was such a great piece! I knew exactly what was going on as I read through each new list. Loved the little descriptions next to each item and your last lines were brilliant!! Bravo!

  • Cathy holmes12 days ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Gerald Holmes12 days ago

    I had a feeling this would make Top Story. Congrats

  • Mr Ahsan12 days ago

    Congrats on the top story. Just amazing

  • Tiffany Gordon 12 days ago

    This was amusing! 😁Congrats on your TOP STORY Lamar!πŸŽ‰

  • DEUXQANE13 days ago

    Reading this reminded me about how even the most mundane things in life--like a grocery list--can help someone understand the point in life someone is at. The lighthearted take on this kind of poetry is lovely. Puts a smile on my face. Thanks making this.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)13 days ago

    This was fun!! I love the side commentary to each item! The twist at the end was unexpected, but I love that it didn't feel like a sad thing. Nicely done Lamar!

  • Heather Hubler13 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!!

  • Gerald Holmes14 days ago

    Love it. The twist at the end was perfect.

  • I'm a tad confused. The second date, was it supposed to be July? Now I have a hankering for Pringles! I loved your take on this challenge!

  • Grz Colm15 days ago

    I have a terrible sweet tooth so I loved how all the sweets, gummi bears and lifesavers seemed like an absolute necessity for this individual! Fun list with a few twist! Great work Lamar. 😁

  • Babs Iverson15 days ago

    Fabulous list!!! Loving it!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ

  • Ah Lamar, I never took you for that kind of guy! (Just in case your wondering, blondes don't necessarily have more fun. I can testify to that.)

  • Mother Combs15 days ago

    Great list

  • Mark Gagnon15 days ago

    Started at Whole Foods and ended at Love's Truck Stop with an interlude in Walmart. You covered all the bases.

  • Jay Kantor15 days ago

    "Original" Mizz U'z 'j'

  • Heather Hubler15 days ago

    Wow! You really rose to the occasion for this one. Each list told its own part of the story. I loved it!

  • Cathy holmes15 days ago

    Well that works downhill fast! Well done.

  • Donna Renee15 days ago

    This is unique, Lamar! It’s like a mini mystery in list form.

  • Paul Stewart15 days ago

    Wow, love this. So much going on in such a clever way. This felt like the end of a relationship and wanting to change identity and escape almost!

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