99 word prompt : too many hands

June 13, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/13/june-13-flash-fiction-challenge/


Mom used to say, “Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the salad.”

I never understood what that meant until our family reunion.  I was 12, and found it amusing to have my 60 year old grandmother, 80 year old great grandmother, and 40 year old mother haunting the same kitchen.

“Where is the lard?” Grandmother asked. 

“I am not putting cream into the gravy, lard in the biscuits, or frying anything!”  My mom yelled out.  “Everyone, get out of my kitchen!”

So…everyone but mom descended upon the Fried Chicken Palace, while mom ate her avocado toast in peace.