October 24, 2009

Ninth Hour Mini-Challenge

"When we'd devoured every spoonful of our dinner, my neighbor brought out a cake made of nettles. There was no icing, no candles, and the color was faintly green. A cake such as this should have been too bitter to eat, but I found I preferred it to any I'd had before. I ate every crumb, and still wanted more." ~ Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Okay, so this is taking place after a terrorist attack of some kind that has left people starving and the ground unable to yield food. But really it's about how the protagonist is moving from a place of such darkness and pain to a place of hope, where life is sprouting anew within her soul.

But where the heck do I find a picture of nettle cake? Will this do?

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