A bakery that whisks its customers away to far-off lands with every bite of its pastries.
Please take the following prompt, and write a 900 to 1,500 word short story, using Quaraun as the main character. You are not required to include either BoomFuzzy or GhoulSpawn; please include one or both or neither of them, depending on what you feel is best for this story prompt in particular. Give it a title. Specify both genre and sub-genre, make sure that either the genre or the sub-genre is Cozy Fantasy.
A bakery (owned by BoomFuzzy) that whisks its customers away to far-off lands with every bite of its pastries (made by BoomFuzzy).
Some additional things to consider, but you are not required to include:
SubGenre: Heartwarming 1970s Hippie Counter SubCulture Mundane Magical Realism Slice of Life Fiction with touches of Spooky Monster Mystery and tidbits of Alien Space Invasion. Maintain the third-person limited past tense point of view from Quaraun's perspective. As a Slice of Life Vignette, the entire story is the space of only a single hour of time in Quaraun's life. Heartwarming Contemporary Fiction Magical Realism LGBTQA+ Sweet Romance short stories about a poly-trio of three males who are a married couple and their live in lover. The genre often dips into Gothic Fantasy, Space Fantasy, Monster Mystery, FrostPunk Dystopian Frozen Wasteland, or Cosmic Horror subplots. The main character, his husband, and their live in lover have a groovy, psychedelic 1970s hippy vibe going on, do a lot of traveling, like camping in the forest, enjoy beach bumming, and food is a HUGE part of their life, they love food - a LOT; so there is a heavy "Cozy Culinary" theme going on in almost every story, with food being a big part of many plot lines.
Series Overarching Plot: A trio of 1970's hippies, live in a Maine lighthouse and run a noodle shop-food truck on the beach, while having groovy, peace, love, and psychedelic every day life "adventures". All three are male. They share heartwarming friendship, comdarory, and romance. Two are a married couple and the third is their live in lover. A series of Slice of Life short stories about a group of hippies, who live in a Maine lighthouse, in the 1970s, and they have a noodle shop food truck that they sell noodle dishes, cakes, and candies out of to summer tourists, while one of the hippies also makes and sells hand woven silk scarves and shawls, and also hand dipped candles and blown glass artworks, and I wanted to publish a new stand alone story every week about this trio of (all three male and in a poly LGBTQA+ romance with each other) hippies and their every day lives. The food truck is a turquoise blue 1968 VW Bus parked on the beach and has a pink silk tent with picnic tables around it. Quaraun and GhoulSpawn can't cook and BoomFuzzy wouldn't let them if they tried; BoomFuzzy is the only cook; The silk weaver and the hippy-dippy hippie can't cook and the blind chef wouldn't let them if they tried; the blind chef is the only cook; Quaraun is a silk weaver who makes the silk tents, table cloths and napkins. The hippy-dippy-hippie is a scientist college student protestor who helps the food truck by acting as wait staff to serve the customers.
Maintain the third-person limited past tense point of view from the silk weaver's perspective. Alliteration is good. Use alliteration often. The entire story is contained to a single hour. The is no passage of days, weeks, months, or years. The entire story, beginning, middle, and endm takes place in just on hour long slice of the silk weaver's mundane life.
Main Character: Quaraun. The silk weaver. A male Moon Elf mage. This story is the silk weaver hippie's point of view. Quaraun speaks in an old fashioned florid, grandiloquent grandiosity, using introductory gerunds with great frequency, and he is very paranoid. He is always the main character, these are his thoughts. He is a short, skinny, frail white man. He owns the lighthouse. Has a rose garden. Makes and sells hand woven silk shawls, hand dipped beeswax candles, and handmade blown glass knick knacks. He has blond Rapunzel hair and clear blue eyes. Used to always only wear pink silk robes, but has started to wear a lot of white silk as well. Is very quiet and shy. Quaraun is very chill and laid back, but has many phobias. He always wears pink silk dresses and feather boas and is part of the Pastel Goth Glam subculture. Has a lame leg and crippled hands. He is very old, ancient/elderly. He orders Green Fairy Wine aka Absinthe with every meal, and often drinks poppy tea and smoke a hash-hish hookah. Quaraun does not cook. He knows nothing of cooking or ingredients. He is married to BoomFuzzy. GhoulSpawn is his lover.
Primary Side Character: BoomFuzzy. The blind chef. The Unseelie Court trickster Phooka. Quaraun's husband. BoomFuzzy is a small, stocky black-Asian man with very long hair. He is a Phooka, a type of Unseelie Court trickster Faerie, who can shape-shift into a unicorn. He has talons instead of fingernails. His black-brown eyes have turned silver from cataracts. Always wears black silk hakama and kimono, with purple heko-obi. Dresses very traditional Japanese. He always wears black and purple robes, large goggles, a top hat, and is part of the Cyber Vampire Goth subculture. Is a witty trickster. Is a master chef. Loves making gingerbread cake. Runs the noodle shop food truck. Does ALL the cooking and food prep. Has a very bad temper and anger management issues. He is a candy maker, cake baker, and masterchef, from Pepperell Mill Valley in Biddeford, Maine, which he refers to as Pepper Valley. His father was from the Sepik River Valley of Papua New Guinea. His mother was half-Mongolian and half Japanese. BoomFuzzy is very elderly, he is the oldest of the trio. BoomFuzzy does ALL the cooking, ingredient prep, and everything else related to the noodle shop. He is the ONLY one involved in the food prep and making. Is married to Quaraun. GhoulSpawn is his lover.
Show the blind chef cooking, making, serving, eating, taalking about or otherwise involved with this stories primary featured food. Do not refer to the food as "primary" or "featured".
Other Side Character: GhoulSpawn. The Demon scientist. The environmentalist. The hippy-dippy scientist hippie. Quaraun's live-in lover. He is a Sheep-Demon. He has cloven hooves instead of feet. He has big round ram horns on his head. Drives a 1974 AMC Gremlin that is orange with yellow flames painted on the sides. Works on the noodle shop food truck serving customers. Has wooly golden fleece afro and sideburns and golden hazelnut eyes. Always wears big floaty orange and yellow caftans. The hippy-dippy scientist hippie always wears yellow and orange caftans under a big green velvet frockcoat, and is part of the 1970s glam-punk SteamPunk hippie subculture of the 1970s. Takes science classes at a local college. Is an animal rights activist, eco activist, nature conservationist, full blown sign carrying-protestor type hippie and is very outspoken about saving the planet issues. Is vegan. Has several pet sheep. The hippy-dippy scientist hippie does not cook. He knows nothing of cooking or ingredients. Lives with Quaraun and BoomFuzzy, and is their shared lover. He is the youngest of the trio, much younger then the other two.
Minor Side Character(s): Three talking alien cats from outer space: The Black Cat (female), wise, smug, snooty, leader of the cats; The White Cat (male, has purple wings, can fly) panic prone, high IQ, science tech, flies the spaceship; The Grey Tabby Cat (female), logical, captious, does not trust humans, is the communications officer who reports back to the home planet. A merman pilots their spaceship.
Background/Crowd Characters: Various assorted normal every day 1970s Maine humans, mostly fisherman, clam-diggers, lobstermen, bikers, and their families; a lot of out of state tourists in the summer months.
Series World At Large Setting: 1970s Alternate Earth; Mostly the same as real Earth, but with Magical Realism, meaning monsters, ghosts, zombies, merfolk, vampires, Elves, Fae, Demons, wizards, unicorns, etc are real, and minor magic exists, but those things are very rare.
Setting - Specific Named Locations:
--- The Region - Silent Moor
--- The Valley - Pepper Valley aka Biddeford
--- The huge volcano overlooking the beach - Fire Mountain
--- The village -
--- The Beach - Noodle Beach
--- The Cove - MoonSnail Cove
--- The Cliffs -
--- The Lighthouse - Black Tower (the talking cats call it Space Dock 13)
--- The Cave System - Crystal Caves
--- The Gorge - Crystal Gorge
--- The Waterfall - Crystal Falls
--- The Swamp - The Swamp of Death
--- The Forest - The Twighlight Forest aka The Forest of No Return
--- The River - Saco River
--- The Estuary - The Saco River Estuary
--- The Mill - Pepperelle Mill
--- The Bay - Saco Bay
--- The Floating Casino - The Blue Monkey
--- Tavarn owned by BoomFuzzy - The Screaming Unicorn
--- BoomFuzzy's food truck changes names and themes - When it is a Noodle Shop it is The Noodle Haven Food Truck; When it is a mac & cheese Shop it is The Cheesy Pink Flamingo Food Truck; When it is an Ice Cream Shop it is The ____ Food Truck; When it is a Tea Shop it is The Seaside Poppy Tea House Food Truck
--- The Bay - Saco Bay
---Quaraun's ship: A Chinese Junk Ship named "The Pirate Ship Rent-A-Prize", is a quasi-ghost ship and is capable of flying
--- Other Various Aspects: Blissful Retreat Spa, Driftwood Cafe, Breezy Boardwalk, Whimsical Artisan Market, Tranquil Tides Yoga Studio, Sunset Stroll Promenade
The setting is largely real Earth 1970s era, but it's a Magical Realism alternate version of Earth, so Elves, Faeries, Unicorns, Ghosts, Liches, Mages, Demons, Merfolk, and Talking Cats are all real, though very rare.
The Quaraun books are set in Maine.
IMPORTANT: If the plot includes an ethnic food component, Quaraun is supposed to be eating at ethnic restaurants in Maine, not visiting the country the ethnic food originates from. This story takes place in MAINE. Do not send the characters to another country to eat food there. Send them to an ethnic restaurant in Maine instead.
This Plot-Story Specifically Setting: The trio of hippies are the main characters, so keep the story ideas always about them and their noodle shop food truck on the beach by the lighthouse. The setting is always on the North Atlantic Coast, usually Maine, sometimes Quebec, staying to beaches, marshes, coastal swamps, coastal forests, fishing villages, and similar places. When they are not traveling they live in a lighthouse, but they are usually on some sort of a road trip along the coast of Maine.
Important: Only BoomFuzzy cooks. Quaraun is a weaver of silk and has no involvement in food prep. Likewise GhoulSpawn does not cook either. Only the blind chef ever cooks, prepared ingredients, or stirs sauces. Quaraun and the hippy-dippy should never be involved in anything related to cooking. BoomFuzzy is the only one with a passion for food and he never lets anyone near his work.
IMPORTANT: These are STATIC characters. Quaraun, BoomFuzzy, and GhoulSpawn are three old men, set in their ways. They do not change, grow, progress, learn lessons, ect. NEVER write a story showing these three characters changing in any way.
Also GhoulSpawn always wears yellow and orange.
Quaraun is the only one who ever wears pink.
BoomFuzzy is the only one who wears black.
Maintain the third-person limited past tense point of view from Quaraun's perspective.
As a Slice of Life Vignette, the entire story is the space of only a single hour of time in Quaraun's life.
Find ways to incorporate these words: salacious, mauve, pale pink, icy blue, malevolent, sinuous, harbinger, rose-colored, puce, fuchsia, peony-hued, bubblegum-toned, rosy, carnation, blush, magenta.
Do not name any characters unless I tell you to. This is an established world, with established lore, and established character names already. Just use place tags such as "the merman" or "the biker" or "the blind chef". I am going to add proper names later when I do my editing.
Use lots groovy 1970's slang words.
Use lots of Atlantic ocean green and grey colour words.
Use lots of Touch and aroma and food and ocean and beach sensory words.
Invoke feelings of groovy 1970s hippie commune feel good tranquility.
Use lots of adverbs and adjectives, filing it with colours and fragrances and tactile sensory words, describing the sights and smells and sounds and colours and textures and feels of everything.
Describe things like how the sand feels between your toes when walking barefoot on the beach, or the sound of the wind through the dunegrass as seagull scream overhead, and other such beach feelings.
Describe the white sands of the beach, the golden glow of the sub, the grey-green of the cold North Atlantic water, the sage green and mustard brown of the tall dungrass, the grey rocky cliffs, the vibrant pink roses, the blackish-green rockweed, the sepia-brown kelp, the olive green crabs, the grey-brown driftwood, the purply-pink starfish, and other such beach sights.
Mention flora and faunas found on the Maine coast (Moon Snails, killdeer, white pines, horseshoe crabs, barnacles, apple trees, herring gulls, honeysuckle, terns, crocus, harbor seals, and more.)
Show conversations the trio have with each other. Show them hugging, touching, brushing each other's hair and otherwise interacting.
The story should provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of the characters, focusing on the simplicity and beauty of their interactions within the light house setting, blending elements of fantasy, adventure, romance, and more.
Quaraun's ancient and ethereal presence adds an element of magic and otherworldliness to the otherwise ordinary moments, infusing the story with a touch of enchantment.
The story should evoke a sense of warmth and comfort, exploring themes of human connection, shared experiences, and finding joy in the present moment.
Quaraun and BoomFuzzy and GhoulSpawn are deeply in love with each other. Emphasize the deep emotional impact their love has on each other. Mutual grooming, social bathing, and group hair brushing are activities they take part in frequently.
Quaraun and BoomFuzzy have a playful relationship.
Quaraun and GhoulSpawn have a chummy best buds relationship.
BoomFuzzy and GhoulSpawn have a snarky, sarcastic, but friendly relationship.
Each of them is lovers of the other two. All three of them live together.
The trio love to eat at new places and always seek out new eating places to try, in each village/city/town/settlement they visit.
NONE of them plays music. No one in the trio plays any instruments or does any singing. DO NOT show them doing anything involved with music or instruments.
Quaraun is the silk weaver. The silk weaver weaves silk. Quaraun weaves silk and blows glass. Quaraun is a Wizard of the Di'Jinn Order. Quaraun is a necromancer. Quaraun is The Pink Necromancer. Quaraun does not cook.
BoomFuzzy is the blind chef. The blind chef, bakes and cooks. BoomFuzzy is blind. BoomFuzzy bakes gingerbread cake. BoomFuzzy makes salt water taffy. BoomFuzzy grows mac & cheese on mac and cheese trees. BoomFuzzy is a candy mage. BoomFuzzy does food magic. BoomFuzzy does not weave silk.
GhoulSpawn is the hippy-dippy scientist hippie. GhoulSpawn reads science books and studies astro physics in college. GhoulSpawn is a scientist. GhoulSpawn is an environmentalist. GhoulSpawn raises sheep. GhoulSpawn drives a Gremlin. GhoulSpawn drives the food truck. GhoulSpawn does not cook.
BoomFuzzy is blind. BoomFuzzy can not drive. BoomFuzzy can not see. BoomFuzzy does not look to see things. BoomFuzzy does not talk about seeing things. BoomFuzzy is blind, he can not be mesmerized by the sight of things, because he is blind.
And none of them has any interest in music.
None of them plays an instrument.
Music is not a part of their lives.
Music should never be mentioned at all.
Maintain the third-person limited past tense point of view from the silk weaver's perspective. This is Romantic Slice of Life that follows ONLY on hour space of time. This is a short story that has no room for big epic quests, over arching plots, or learning life lessons. This is just a quick one hour slice of Quaraun's life.
Please take the following prompt, and write a 900 to 1,500 word short story, using Quaraun as the main character. You are not required to include either BoomFuzzy or GhoulSpawn; please include one or both or neither of them, depending on what you feel is best for this story prompt in particular.
A bakery (owned by BoomFuzzy) that whisks its customers away to far-off lands with every bite of its pastries (made by BoomFuzzy).