Butterscotch Demon


Wrapped CandiesHard, butterscotch candy tried to end me.

“Never eat these unless you ask first,” Mom warned.

Immediately, those golden pieces of heaven with matching cellophane called my name.My friend, Jan and I played with our dolls, our moms chatted. Taking a water break, I spotted the butterscotch in a dish on the table. My craving so intense I nearly wet my pants.

No one looking, I snatched a piece; stuffing it in my pocket. A thrill preceded a flash of guilt. Stealing is wrong. I didn’t care. A rare birth of disobedience.

I rushed Jan to our dolls. I pulled the candy from my pocket.

“Oh! You took candy! You’re not supposed to!” Jan admonished.

“Don’t you tell,” I warned.

Jan wavered not sure if she should tattle.

“Want some?” I offered, looking for a partner in crime. Eyes wide, declining, Jan shook her head.

Unwrapping the candy, it stuck to my sweaty palm. Salivating, I shoved the slick candy in my mouth. Buttery sweetness enveloped me. I drooled a bit trying to swallow my gooey spit.

Jan looked frightened. I gulped, the butterscotch followed, stopping at my throat. Wiggling my tongue, the demon candy wouldn’t budge. I choked. No air was moving past the candy. My eyes teared and I thought, “I’m gonna be in trouble!”

Panicking, Jan cried, “I’m getting my mom!” I shook my head, grabbing her arm. Fear of punishment and death, I sobbed, saliva surrounded the candy dislodging it.

The huge disc inched down my throat causing an awful squeezing pain. I gasped a partial breath. Dropping my hands to my knees, Jan bolted.

I heard fearful shouting. Mom threw her arms around me getting snot and butterscotch spit on her shirt. I bawled. After she saw I was breathing, I was in trouble.

Note: I have joined a writing group that is a bunch of fun! Requirements are that the story has to be exactly 300 words. There are also three required words the moderator of the group chooses – the very first word of the story and two others. I’ll put those words in bold. Enjoy!
Here is the link to the writing group if you are interested in joining! https://simonjwood.wordpress.com/contact/

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