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Saturday Centus, Week 149: Boom

Credit: Kim Vallee

I mixed the butter, flour, sugar, milk, salt, and nitroglycerine in the appropriate amounts, taking care to stir carefully so as not to make the nitro start working too early. I needed this cake to be extra special and to have it go off prematurely would be bad. I had decided a month ago this is how I would do it: on Robbie’s birthday. I’d only told the one person who I knew wouldn’t judge me, who had been through what I’d been through and then some. My Grandma always told me that if I had to kill someone to do it with a bang.

A 105-word offering for Saturday Centus Week 149.


  1. Karen Sather (@swirlgal01) March 2, 2013 10:12 pm

    Now that is a very wise grandma!

    • AR Neal March 2, 2013 10:30 pm

      Amen, Karen!

  2. Tracy March 2, 2013 10:18 pm

    Hope no one makes me a cake using that recipe . Good twist

    • AR Neal March 2, 2013 10:30 pm

      So true, Tracy 🙂 And I hope I never get the urge to bake one! 🙂

  3. deanabo March 3, 2013 3:08 am

    If you gotta go, it should be with cake! Great post.

    • AR Neal March 3, 2013 4:20 am

      🙂 Or chocolate.

  4. Viki March 3, 2013 5:24 am

    Oh my, this was so unexpected but funny as heck, ha!

  5. Kelly Sedinger (@Jaquandor) March 3, 2013 2:11 pm

    Personally I prefer to go with pie…but cake is fine, too! (And I didn’t read yours before writing mine…but we both used explosive imagery!)

    • AR Neal March 3, 2013 7:02 pm

      A case of great minds thinking alike, I am sure 🙂 I didn’t read any posts before writing mine, so that must be the case for both of us! And yes, pie works too! Thank you, Kelly 🙂

  6. Kristianne Osage March 3, 2013 3:58 pm

    Diabolical and delicious…twisted and creative…well done !!! 🙂

    • AR Neal March 3, 2013 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Kristianne!

  7. Judie March 4, 2013 3:22 pm

    Your grandma is my kind of woman!!!

    • AR Neal March 4, 2013 4:34 pm

      🙂 Thanks Judie!

  8. Sue Anderson March 7, 2013 2:48 pm

    Well, that would certainly get the job done!


    • AR Neal March 7, 2013 3:52 pm

      One can only hope, Sue 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

  9. Jenny Matlock March 9, 2013 12:55 am

    Woo hoo! What a cool story!

    I love this rowdy Grandma!

    And that is definitely one ‘killer’ cake!

    • AR Neal March 9, 2013 1:47 am

      Thank you, Jenny!

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