Not quite what it seems #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The aroma of freshly baked donuts and hot chocolate sauce wafted through the room.

The children crowded around the little dog figurine who was seated on a donut as the most appealing chocolate cupcake lay atop his head. It was very hard to resist the temptation of taking a bite.

Marie looked at the kids expectantly- “come on grab a bite its all for you”- her gaze was fixed on me. “You can do it, its not as hard as it seems”. I gulped some air, rubbed my sweaty palms together, picked up a piece of the cup cake and brought it close to my mouth.

Mustering every ounce of courage I opened my mouth wide and took in a bite. They all clapped. I smiled and chewed my cake.

15 minutes later while the other kids were busy devouring the feast my Mom had lovingly prepared, I made some excuse and ran away. Once in the washroom, I put my hand deep down my throat and vomitted. I made sure every bit of that cupcake was out of my system.

They termed it as anorexia nervosa, but for me bringing out food felt liberating. I prayed for the poor doggie whose sacrifice has gone in vain.

Linking up with Priceless Joy who hosts a weekly flash fiction for aspiring writers.

23 thoughts on “Not quite what it seems #FFFAW #FlashFiction

    1. Thanks Varad I should have probably eliminated that line it sounds forced does it? What I meant to convey is the girl did not eat the cupcake after all so the dog fifurine’s life which was meant to be relished was a waste

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  1. Hey well written as always. I see that these days you are writing a lot more to create awareness around certain types of illness. A for the effort. I also didn’t understand the dog reference until I read the comment.

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