Sunday, December 28, 2008

Drabble: Confection


“This one’s... mmm... lemon fondant?”

“Let me try one. Oh, maybe dark chocolate ganache?”

“The card says dark chocolate-hazelnut.”

“I don’t taste it, but okay.”

“Here, give me another.” I bite through the milk chocolate shell, and my mind was flooded with memories. Every bittersweet moment, every let's-just-be-friends rejection, every not-quite-right present from every childhood birthday flashes through my head. I force myself to chew and swallow the sticky lump. “What was in that?”

“Existential ennui with raspberry puree.”

“That can’t be right.”

“It says so right there...”

“I could’ve sworn it was strawberry.”

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