A Rare Treat
Ahh, summer days in August and the fruits are at the peak of flavor. I just finished eating a juicy cantaloupe and all I can say is how delicious! The experience was so rewarding that a scene popped into my head from one of my latest stories. And because I feel like sharing, and I can't offer anyone a slice of this wonderful melon, I'll share the scene:
...“Here’s something—melons. I have melons. I bet you can eat this. I know iguanas love them.”
Taking a pitted tan ball from the cold box, she placed it on the counter. Then with a sharp pointed blade, she cut it into pieces. The inner core of the mel-in looked juicy and succulent.
“Here, eat.” She handed him a slice.
He hesitated squinting at the alien sustenance.
“Go on, it’s good. It’s called a cantaloupe.” She picked up a piece and took a bite.
He did the same. A surprise, the orange nourishment was a rare treat, delicious, cool and palatable with a sweet taste. So there were foods to sustain him on this world. He ate heartily, picking up more pieces until he had devoured the entire ball...
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Now go have some tasty summer fruit of your choice!
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