100 Word Challenge: Share

candy corn

I love the fall of the year. The weather gets cooler, mornings are crisp and light, evenings beg for thick sweaters.

Football kicks off – crowds gather to cheer their favorites, tailgating before the big games.

The leaves turn to orange, yellow, scarlet and gold. The tourist go home and my beach is returned to me while the sun is still shining and the water is still warm.

Through all this, the one thing that I truly love about autumn is…

CANDY CORN

I love this stuff! It has to be the orange and yellow corn, not that chocolate wannabe crap. Not the gobstopper-sized pumpkins and other varied and sundry shapes. No, only the original wedges lovingly made from sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s sugar glaze, salt, honey, dextrose, artificial flavor, gelatin, titanium dioxide color, yellow 6, yellow 5, red 3, blue 1, and sesame oil will do.

I have a filled jar on my nightstand with easy one hand access whenever the spirit moves me, plus an unopened reserve bag in my secret candy-chips-nuts hiding place. There is little, if any, sharing of the candy corn.

The tragedy of candy corn is that I can’t get it just anytime I want. No, I have to either hoard it, or suffer through 10 months of waiting.

This is ‘Merica dammit, we can do better than this.

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ~ M. F. K. Fisher

This week’s word is:

Share

Using “share” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

Author: Tara R.

I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

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