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Susan Peterson Wisnewski is putting up a writers challenge this week: write a piece of flash fiction using three words – candle, chocolate and scarf, let’s try to keep it to about 100 – 150 words.
A Taste to Remember
A single candle lit the room. She’d be living in darkness from this day forth.
“Are you ready, love?” Gerald’s passionate gaze tamed the butterflies in Gwen’s stomach.
“One last taste, as we agreed,” she answered.
Gerald nodded, placing the chocolate on her waiting tongue.
A Knipschild dark chocolate truffle, the most expensive chocolate in the world, tasted like heaven. But was it memorable enough to last her a thousand years?
As the sweetness slid easily down her throat, she knew she would miss this flavor most of all.
Loosening her scarf, she bared her neck, tilting her head to the side. “Do it.”
The pain passed quickly and, as her old life drained from the two punctures in her neck, the rich chocolaty aftertaste in her mouth turned to bitter ash.
She sighed, wondering if she’d given up too much for eternal life.
Would you give up chocolate for eternal life? Let me know in the comments below, then click through to visit Veronica Forand and see what she wrote.
Nice one, Steve
Thank you Sarah. This was fun.
Great job, Steve!
Yours too Meggan. A very enjoyable hop this week.
Ohhhh. I hadn’t even thought of a vampire story. Very cool. And now I want to taste that chocolate.
Yeah, me too, but at $250 each (roughly $2,600 per pound) I think I’ll have to pass.
Give up chocolate – never!!! Love your story!
Agreed. Eternal life without chocolate would be hell.
Eternal life or chocolate… hmmm, sorry, but I vote for chocolate!
I’m right there with ya Mikki.
Wow, that’s a tough choice. Nicely done!
Thanks Xio. ♥
EXCELLENT Steve! Loved this.
Thank you Jo.
Very nice! I’m not sure I could give up chocolate, though. 🙂
Chocolate seems to be way ahead of eternal life. Interesting.
Whoa… Steve, this was awesome!
Thank you Susan. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Wait…I need more! 100 words isn’t enough! You’ve got me hooked and wanting the rest of the story. Great job.
Yeah, I can see the allure of Flash Fiction now. It tends to inspire a larger story. I may have to expand on this scene one day.
This vampire must have been amazing, for that is the only way I can see a woman giving up chocolate for eternity 🙂 Loved it!!!
Maybe I should have asked: would you give up chocolate for eternity with a sexy vampire. Obviously just offering eternal life isn’t cutting it with my readers 🙂
Quite nice, Steve. I’m most impressed. Not sure I could give up chocolate for a thousand years. Heck, I can’t even give it up for Lent.
I agree. Giving up chocolate would make Lent feel like eternity.
Love your twist on this Steve! And yeah. Put me in the normal life with chocolate column too.
Eternal life or chocolate? Tough call! 😀 Great piece!