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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Memory (07/10/08)

TITLE: Where My Love For Chocolate Came From
By Terry Walker
07/10/08


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A simple candy wrapper. Most people would have thrown it out, I would too except this one held a memory for me that I didn't want to forget. She was my first love, the first to hold my heart in her hands and when I was with her, the world just floated away.

It was the last night of the summer, tomorrow we leave for different colleges in different states. It would also be the last night of our romance, we both knew it, but we were leaving that unsaid, and now it was time to say goodnight. I pulled up to the curb in front of her house, as always per her father's strict rule, I had her home by midnight. I turned to kiss her goodnight, but instead of leaning in all puckered up, she pulled a Hershey's kiss from her purse. I watched as she slowly unwrapped it, trying hard not to tear the silvery wrapper. She then laid the flattened wrapper on the dashboard. She put the kiss between her lips and after letting it slowly melt in her mouth, she gave me a sweet chocolaty goodbye kiss. Without a word she got out of the car and ran inside before I could react. As I start the car, I notice that during our final kiss, she left my class ring on my car's console. I place the ring on my finger and notice how heavy it feels. The evening breeze scoots the candy wrapper over to me. I pick it up and look at it through the tears in my eyes.

No, I won't throw this wrapper away. Instead of wrapping itself around a piece of candy, it wraps a sweet memory.


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Patty Wysong07/17/08
Whoever thinks you can't pack a lot into just a few words is absolutely wrong! And this proves it! Very well done! I could picture it all so clearly, as well as feel it. Well done!!
Joanney Uthe07/20/08
Such a sweet memory and a great memento to remember it by. You had me there in the car with the couple, feeling the elephant in the room of not wanting to say good-bye.

Lyn Churchyard07/21/08
Short and bittersweet. Well done.
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/23/08
I have tried to tell a story in a bare minimum of words and have never been able to acheive the beauty and grace of this one.
Mariane Holbrook07/23/08
This may be a postcard size entry, but it packs a novel-size wallop! Big time kudos!
Chely Roach07/23/08
I loved this...such a sweet memory.
Sara Harricharan 07/23/08
Wow! This is bittersweet! What special memory here, captured between time and a hershey's kiss. Loved it-especially your title! ^_^
Laura Anne Harrison07/23/08
This is a very well done "sweet" memory!You've said it all so well in a few words.
Loren T. Lowery07/23/08
A short glimpse into the memory of a man who has a gentle, loving heart, Well done!
Lauryn Abbott07/23/08
This is a delightful and very 'sweet' story. It needn't be long to pack a powerful punch. I guess it's true that good things come in little packages! :)