Flash Fiction Writing Challenge No. 3

Ready for a fast slap in the face? A bite on your brain that’s cold as an ice queen? Here’s source material for you to consider in this week’s Flash Fiction Writing Challenge: 



  • 3 cups brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 14 ounces savoiardi cookies (firm ladyfingers)
  • 4 ounces sugar, plus 2 tablespoons or more, for the coffee
  • 2 shots rum or Italian Marsala, optional
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate, to garnish

Special equipment: Moka coffee pot that serves 12 (3 cups coffee).

See the recipe’s directions on The Cooking Channel.

As always, if you’d like to share what you write, use the hashtag #FlashFridayFic to join the general Friday flash fiction crowd, and please feel free to share it with me, too. My Twitter handle is @SusanRicker.