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Your prompt:

Locked in a freezer

I want a graphic or 100 words. No rewards, no deadline, just the cracks ma'am!


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Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm having Castle flashbacks... :)
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:08 pm (UTC)
I was thinking brady bunch
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
I don't think I remember that.
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... oh god, how dated this show is now, but still funny as heck. I swear, I still don't remember that at all. Thank you!
Apr. 23rd, 2016 07:06 am (UTC)
Can it be more than a 100 words? I have an original piece based on real life that is refusing to be contained.
Apr. 23rd, 2016 09:38 am (UTC)
I never say no to more words! It can be as long as you'd like!
Apr. 23rd, 2016 06:06 pm (UTC)
I think it ended up more random than cracky, but hey its another 800 words of writing.
Frozen Paradise and Crispy Croissants

Freezers are cold, everyone agrees on that and most people wear protective gear when working in walk-in freezers, others do not. It tends to be the ones who don’t that end up finding out the true coldness of a freezer. Sleeves rolled up to the elbow it is just another trip into the freezer to tidy it up, it should take an hour, but it will be 10 minutes max before someone needs you to be somewhere else. When you first enter the freezer there is a little bit of a chill the temperature gauge is saying minus eighteen point two, but you acclimatise within the minute, so used to the subzero temperature that it doesn’t bother you.

You work away in what some would call cold for a while before the alarm goes off, excessive opening of the door. You trick the freezer into thinking that the door is closed to turn the alarm off, knowing you have the same amount of time before the alarm is blaring through the building again. You close the door over almost completely in the hopes of lengthening the amount of time before the annoying noise ravages your ears. You continue to work until you hear the alarm again, you ignore it for a few minutes while you continue to move boxes of baguettes. And then it goes quiet, someone else has shut the alarm off, only they have also shut you in the freezer.

It’s okay you have options, you know you can get out easily enough and you still have work to do. What most people don’t know about walk-in freezers is that when you shut the door the compressors kick in rapidly, trying to cool the interior in the hopes of returning the box to the temperature it was at before the door opened. It isn’t too bad, cold air can be bracing but good for you, it will always come as a bit of a shock to the system though, especially to those who don’t wear protective gear and work with their sleeves rolled up.

All to soon the boxes of rolls and pastries are stacked as they should be and the freezer it tidy once more, now you just need to take out the pallets that are now empty and no longer needed. To do that you need the door open, you have three options to get out and run through them all mentally. Push the person trapped in freezer alarm that is made for this purpose, someone will come and let you out, you discard that idea quickly the alarm is annoying and often gets stuck making its noise long after you try to reset it. You consider phoning someone to let you out, you have your mobile on you and surprisingly being locked in a freezer is some of the best cell reception you have ever had, but you discard that idea as well.

Your last option is the handle built into the door, trying to open a sliding door from inside the freezer is not the easiest thing to do, and some would think it wasn’t possible so would press the alarm instead. It is doable though, so that is what you do. You leave the freezer a little colder than you went in, the temperature gauge is now reading minus twenty point one. The blessed silence you expected when you left the freezer isn’t, despite you not pressing the freezer alarm, the alarm for the oven is going off. You make your way to the ovens to find that in the time you were shut in the freezer no-one thought to remove the pastries from the oven when they were done, obviously expecting you to do it.

The pastries are a little darker and crispier than they should be, but they are not unsalvageable. You look at them and get mildly irritated that someone almost murdered your pastries, by shutting you in the freezer. You would have had to redo fifteen trays of pastries to replace them and at that point you know you would want to have strong words with whoever shut you away and neglected the pastries. A trip into the freezer would no doubt be in their future carrying boxes out for you, and they would moan about the cold the whole time, whilst being completely dressed like the Michelin man in protective gear.

They see being made to work in the freezer as a punishment of sorts, whereas you are happy to work in the freezer itself. It’s quiet and cold, but you are okay with that. There are no customers or colleagues to bother you, just a quiet box with a cool breeze, the perfect place to escape to on a stressful day. It’s your very own frozen paradise.
Apr. 25th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re: I think it ended up more random than cracky, but hey its another 800 words of writing.
HA!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Frozen paradise, if you can count on your co-workers.
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