Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Briefs: Your Hump Day dose of Flash Fiction

Greetings dear readers! Today is that day of the week... Wednesday Brief Day! Your Hump Day dose of flash fiction :) This week's prompts were:

  • "Spring fever or hay fever, I don't know..."

  • "Love is in the air"

  • Use: octupus, Vienna sausage, Rice Krispies

  • "Just a spoonful of (fill in the blank) makes the medicine go down."

  • "Yes, we have no (fill in the blank)

  • It's laundry day and your character hasn't a thing to wear!

I picked: Yes, we have no... I have to admit that at first my mind was playing a very dirty scene but in the end it came up quite chaste. Enjoy! and as always, don't forget to visit the other flashers (links at the bottom).

Sweeter than lollipops

With shaking fingers, Katie flattened the wrinkles on her skirt as she walked down the sidewalk towards the candy store. She stopped at the window, pretending to admire the colorful candy display. Yes, he was there all right. He stood behind the counter in his frisk white apron, blue jeans and black tshirt, taking note of the week's inventory, oblivious to her crush on him. Taking a deep breath, she pressed her hand to the glass door and pushed. A bell chimed above her head as she entered. She kept her gaze trained on some candy at the far end of the store as she stepped further inside.

“Good afternoon,” he politely rumbled from behind the counter.

“Hi,” she replied in a squeaky tone. She hurried to the back of the store. The blush creeping down her neck deepened as she felt his eyes boring into her back.

It had been like that from day one. Attracted by the colorful display at the shop window and succumbing to her sweet tooth, she had entered the store. He had stood behind the counter in all his masculine glory, smiling at her as if she was his best customer. That dimpled smile and merry blue eyes left her breathless. When he cheerfully welcomed her to the store, and advised her to try the lollipops, her legs had shaken. When he walked her to the lollipop section, at the back of the store, his body so close to hers she could smell his heady scent, part of her body had woken with a start. Every time she went to the store, it was the same thing: blushing cheeks, shaking legs, and squeaky voice.

Katie gasped as she reached the lollipop counter. It was empty.

“Yes, we have no lollipops this week, the order hasn’t come in.”

Spoken directly from behind her, Katie jumped. Slowly, she turned on her heels. Roy. His nametag read Roy. Once, she had joked that his name matched with toy. He’d laughed even though the joke was pathetic. Sharp blue eyes regarded her with unveiled interest and Katie swallowed, trying vainly to wet her dry mouth.

“That’s a shame,” she managed to mutter.

Her lips unbearably dry, the tip of her tongue darted out to wet them. Her eyes widened as she observed Roy’s glance fall to her mouth and his eyes darken.

“I have something else you might like,” he muttered, his eyes meeting hers.

“What would that be?” she whispered, appalled by the intensity of his gaze though unable to look away.

Tentatively, he reached out and tucked a strand of her short auburn tresses behind her ear. Her eyes widened and her lips parted in surprise. He smiled. The pad of his thumb stroked her jaw and her breath hitched. Cupping her chin, he leaned over and touched his lips with hers. Surprising herself, Katie responded immediately by closing the distance between them. Roy snaked a hand around her waist and pulled her closer while he nibbled slightly at her lower lip. With trembling fingers, Katie wound his arms around his neck, urging him to deepen the kiss. Her mouth opened and he plunged in. She moaned as the gentle kiss gained in passion, their tongues sliding against each other, tasting and taking possession of every inch they could find. Roy’s grip on her waist tightened, pressing her against him. She whimpered into his mouth as the swell of his cock nudged her lower belly, arousing her further. A bell chimed, breaking them apart. Katie dropped her hands to her side and averted her eyes. What had just happened? Roy shuffled his feet, and smoothed the white apron of his work uniform. He cleared his voice.

“Welcome, I’ll be with you in a moment,” he called to the newly arrived customer. Katie intended to turn around and leave, the nerves in her stomach threatening to consume her, but he was quicker. Grabbing her wrist, Roy pulled her closer. He leaned over and kissed her temple.

“Did you like it?”

“Yes.” She couldn’t lie. Not when he was so close that she was tempted to kiss him again, not when she had dreamed of kissing him from the moment she saw him.

“More than the lollipops?” he insisted. She looked up at him and was surprised to see him frowning, his blue eyes lit with worry.

Katie smiled. “Definitely. Will you have more tomorrow?” she dared ask.

“I’ll have more tonight, if you want it,” he said, the wrinkle in his forehead fading as his smile grew.

“I do,” she replied, smiling in turn.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet in more ways than one. That was a really nice idea, a good way to bring in the prompts. It doesn't hurt that i LOVE lollipops... the round sherbert ones...Mmmm


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