Is this who you voted for? Is it? Well, whether you did or not, this week Neil Shurley, @ThatNeilGuy came out on top, and a well deserved victory it was. I’m constantly amazed at the level of talent in this group and this is a prime example of it.
Here’s the winning entry, folks. Enjoy:
I slipped the knife into the bowl. Thick. Yellow. Strange strands of liquid pooled at one edge. A smell. Not vanilla, exactly, but not banana, either. Something in between. Honey?
I pushed the knife through, extracted a thick blob of the stuff, brought it to my nose. Sweet, but indistinct. I flicked out my tongue. Again, sweet. But nothing I could positively identify.
I licked the knife clean.
I covered the knife again, then presented it to her.
She didn’t exactly smile, but I could tell she was pleased. She wiped the knife with her finger, raised it, letting the dripping custard fall into her mouth before licking her finger clean.
I let the knife clatter to the floor.
Using our fingers, we devoured the rest of the bowl, Then we devoured each other.
Content, I asked her a question. “And now I’ll own her soul? She’ll be mine forever?”
She chuckled. “Sorry. I may have altered the recipe a bit.”
And I could feel, somehow, my soul being ripped from within myself. It hurt, at first. But not now. Not now.
I just sit here, in my chair, awaiting her next utterance.