This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’. Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~ The Sugar Scandal
THE SUGAR SCANDAL
by John Yeo
(A weight watchers nightmare).
Through fallen sugar snow everywhere. With candy-floss-topped toffee mountains and rivers of sweet sugar rushing through fields of barley-sugar sweet corn. Trees made of solid-shaped icing sugar with leaves of sweet sugar marzipan. There were chocolate houses with chocolate gardens. A sweet bride with a handsome groom, were smiling happily on the topmost tier of the sweetest wedding cake ever made. The dreamer woke with a start, after a dream full of delectable treats. A nightmare and a shocking scene of a forbidden sugar scandal.
“Ferdinand, I have to go to Weight-Watchers this morning, I have a weigh-in. Last week I came out two pounds over my recommended body-weight. I keep telling that gruesome coordinator that I am heavy boned, and the more calcium I ingest the heavier I become. I think I will have to consider some elementary changes to decrease my bone-density. I was far heavier when I wore flesh, l needed a lot of food-intake to keep the whole apparatus alive.”
“Yes Esmeralda my dear.” Thought Ferdinand, breaking into the interminable flow of thoughts. “Have you seen my robes? I will need to cover up if I am to leave the crypt, I am sure they are around somewhere. Last time I wore them was on Halloween night when we went out haunting together. I do resent having to go all the way to a public crypt to a Weight Watchers session. The rattle of all those dangling bones would be unbearable if we had any ears to hear with.” “Yes Esmeralda my dear.” Ferdinand replied.