I must look tearful at his refusal, because a woman steps to my defence from the bus shelter.
"Don't speak to the child like that. She only offered you a cake"
She looks into my plastic box.
"Butterfly cakes! I'd love to try one"
She is already nibbling at the cake as she waves goodbye.
The sweet taste of ethylene glycol should mask the taste of antifreeze while she finishes eating. It will be hours before she experiences complications with breathing, heart rate and kidney function.
I move off into the crowds.
"Excuse me. Can I offer you a cake?"
Horrorshow over 8 years ago
Welcome to drablr.com, Tim! :-)
Brandon Sutton over 8 years ago
I love the sarcasm the title evokes upon reading the drabble, and how it masks the drabble's actual plot to make the reveal all that more surprising. Nicely done!