This seems an easier mix this week!
Here is the selection:
6. La gaudiere (n.)) the glint of goodness inside people, which you can only find by sloshing them back and forth in your mind until everything dark and gray and common falls away, leaving behind a constellation at the bottom of the pan—a rare element trapped in exposed bedrock, washed there by a storm somewhere upstream.)
Staring at its mundane outward appearance, she felt a nudge in the base of her spine.
‘Go on then,’ he said, having surprised her with his La gaudiere after months of torment and teasing.
Giving him a backward glance, she opened the door.
A tiny bell tinkled.
Inside, it was incredibly neat and tidy.
Taking a tentative forward step, the delicious aroma of caramel wafted across her nostrils from a vent in the opposing wall.
The proprietor rose from behind the counter, his smile dividing his face almost in half.
‘Ah, Birthday Girl! I was told you are rather partial to my merchandise. Here are samples of everything available. Help yourself to one or as many of each as you wish.’
She felt she’d died and gone to heaven as she wrapped her taste buds round the most exquisite chocolate she was ever likely to savour.
Guilt took a back seat as its Diet driver disappeared in a cloud of sugared cocoa dust.
I’ve decided if I can’t eat the naughty stuff, I’d write about it for
Hi Di 🙂
Interesting and fun tale for the wordle 🙂 I agree, if you can’t or shouldn’t indulge, or overindulge in real life, then at least satisfy the mind by writing about it! Hopefully though, it didn’t spark any cravings or persistent feeling of frustration. 😉
I could smell the caramel wafting – how delicious 🙂 Great use of the wordle …. and definitely a treat to read – but now I’m wanting sweets! LOL – ah well, I’ll just have to eat some fruit instead 😉
thanks for playing the wordle (kind of filling in for Yves, she might be ‘off’ ahead of schedule, so cheers!)
Hello! and thank you for your kind comment! It’s too hot for cravings, and the chocolate I have allowed myself is a jaffa cake cereal bar worth three syns, so well within my limit! As for eating fruit, I’m beginning to ferment!
LOL – I totally understand about the fruit overload! It’s a poor substitute for the real thing – chocolate and sweets, although I admit, the Jaffa cake cereal bar sounds pretty good. And yup, oh the heat – shouldn’t complain, almost half the year we’re freezing!