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Fragments

He rang the doorbell and waited for her to answer, the sun blinding and the heat erupting his skin like lava. When she opened the door, he knew she was the one.

“I’ve been expecting you,” she said.

“I know,” he said. “Nice to meet you.” Her lips were shiny, moist. As he walked inside, the smell of lemon icing rang from her hair.

“Come to the kitchen. You know the way.” He did not, but luckily there was only one way inside, and that was straight ahead and around the six foot by six foot bronze elephant in the room.

“What a big elephant you have.”

“What elephant?” She mounted it, rode it, and slide down the other side.

In the kitchen, the walls were dripping with butter and eggs, flour, baking soda, vanilla, sugar, and milk. The oven was open, spewing heat.  She reached into the carton and hurled another egg onto the wall.

“I’m baking a cake for you.”

It was the sweetest thing for her to say, so he held her close to him for a long time until the walls were solid. As he was leaving, he grabbed a handful of cake, ate it, and stepped outside into the withering cold.

*****

**Read the other chapters of the Daisy Lemmas Riff here:
Welcome To The Void

Waking Up
Eternity
Eternity 2
Reality Of A Dream
Fragments (my contribution)
Dream or Not, “It Spoke to Me”
Bronze Elephants
Lot More Riff
Elephant Graveyard
Time Loop
Warfront
Chapter 13
Renaissance
The Revisitation
Who
Legend of the Void …  “Raven” …

(This post was included in the January 2012 edition of the Third Sunday Blog Carnival)

© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2011

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Comments on: "Fragments" (23)

  1. intriguing, what a fantastic mental picture .. 🙂

  2. awesome Sweepy! This is going so well : ) Love it!

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lisa Brandel, Sweepy (A D Joyce). Sweepy (A D Joyce) said: Something a little different, a small piece of fiction https://sweepyjean.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/fragments […]

  4. Your talents know no limits, Sweepy. Fur realz!

  5. Thanks, All! ❤

  6. ooooh, a vivid picture of the kitchen walls! Awaiting more…

  7. ooo, I like!!

  8. A compact post but such a lot of emotion and feeling. I can almost taste the atmosphere – I wasn’t expecting him to leave so soon though but the piece he grabbed was like grabbing a piece of a memory …. Great post Sweepy 🙂

  9. Mary, Jill, SJ, thank you! SJ, your chapter is coming and I can’t wait! I’ll post it above when it’s ready.

  10. […] To The Void Waking Up Eternity Eternity 2 Reality Of A Dream Fragments Dream or Not, “It Spoke to Me” Bronze Elephants Lot More Riff Elephant Graveyard Tags: […]

  11. a great continuation to Reality of a Dream. I love how the story takes a romantic turn here and I love the fact that although the thought is tempting, he moves on. Thanks and Congratulations : )

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  13. […] 3~   Eternity Chapter 4~   Eternity 2 Chapter 5~   Reality of a Dream Chapter 6~   Fragments Chapter 7~   Dream or Not, “It Spoke to Me” Chapter 8~   Bronze Elephants Chapter […]

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  16. […] of the relationship between words and communication between people. Another foray was a spin in the Daisy Lemmas Riff, a fun group exercise in short story […]

  17. […] (A.D.) Joyce presents Fragments posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World 4.5. This is a bit of flash fiction I wrote as […]

  18. Interesting, liked the imagery.

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