A Marmalade of Persimmon


This too shall pass.

"I hope this is worth it."

I finished the last rune on the page and looked up at Katy. Like the other Necromancy undergrads she wore traditional-looking heavy black dress robes. Unlike the pasty-faced teenagers of her year, though, she made it look good.

"Relax, Katy. We've already done the hard part, remember? All we have to do now is refine the idea, write it up and present it."

"It's just - you know there are rumours going around after they found us in the store cupboard together, right?"

I put on my best straight face at the memory of her suggestion that we had other things on our mind when we had been caught looking for flour, eggs and butter.

"I don't know what you're talking about."

"Don't lie, you loved it."

"Well, I wouldn't be the only one indulging in some wish fulfilment - would I?"

"I - well... shut up and pass the marmalade! The Danishes are going cold."

Comments (3 so far!)

Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I like it! This made me smile. I'm thinking of a game for these kind of bakers--two minutes in the pantry. Kind of a fun back and forth with partners that might be in to each other, on the edge of dream or disaster.

That being said, I'm not sure 'salacious' worked for me, although that might be a cultural difference. It feels too removed from the memory and I totally get that the protagonist might be trying to give the thought some mental distance but salacious suggestion sounds silly, but that's just my opinion.

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It's a fair point. I just liked the word.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

LOL! Their relationship is adorable. There's so much cooking up in this piece. Awesome.

  • #2914 Posted 5 years ago
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Author's prompt text:

"This genuinely isn't what it looks like."

Inspired by (sequel to):

Katharine Espin Tarnath III let the door slam and dropped her bag to head upstairs. She slipped off …

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