Today’s writing prompt is about imagining yourself in a particular place, a sweet shop. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: At the Sweet Shop

Today, write about someone who is in a sweet shop. Consider: why are they there? And use their senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) to describe their surroundings.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

At the Sweet Shop, by K.E. Creighton

By my third week working at The Confectionary, my nose stopped distinguishing between licorice and saltwater taffy and red hots. And being diabetic meant I couldn’t sample anything when I wanted to, so I had to start reaching into the corners of my memory to rediscover the tastes that surround me every day, which isn’t as easy as it sounds.

I’ve only been diagnosed as diabetic for about a year now, so don’t feel too sorry for me. I was never deprived of anything. I had a childhood full of sticky Halloween candy and Chocolate Easter bunnies. In fact, I probably had way too many sweets.

You might be wondering: why would a diabetic work in a candy store? It’s like a pyro working with fireworks. Or an alcoholic working as a bartender. Well, there are two reasons I work here. The first is that I love being surrounded by bright artificial colors and bright natural sunlight at once. Because they keep my typically sullen disposition from getting too dark, yet keep it tame. The second is that it’s one of the rare places on the planet in which small children learn humility and responsibility. They can only receive the sweets for which they can pay or earn with impeccable behavior, even if both are temporarily faked and fleeting.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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