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02 February 2006 @ 10:25 pm
Supernatural100 "Candy" Drabble Challenge: Displacement  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Sam & Dean (Genfic, drabble)
Rating: PG

Author’s Notes: Written for the supernatural100 “Candy” challenge. A twisty take on that theme.


After the messiest of jobs, the air itself has flavor.

Blood, fire, gunpowder, and acid—they reek and climb and cling inside the soul.

Years ago, Sam turned to peppermints to cover up the memories. He keeps them in the car, always ready on the return.

The taste that makes things better is the taste that makes him sick, if it’s casual or isolated from its purpose. It brings horror and destruction, and the taint of darker knowledge.

Every Christmas, Sam forgets this when the Candy Canes appear... but one bite does him in.

He should have chosen cinnamon instead.
paintercrow on February 7th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
I read this last Friday to figure out what constitutes a drabble for my entry and wow this one was a hard act to follow. The whole appetite for destruction sweet/bitter memories motif. Sorry, I should have commented then but this overwhelmed me. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 7th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
The whole appetite for destruction sweet/bitter memories motif.

Oh, I'm glad you liked this one. It was a comedown from the "Missing Scenes" Drabbles I'd done the week before, and so it was hard for me to determine how good it was.

Comments are always appreciated whenever they come. I got one yesterday for one of my earliest Supernatural stories, and I was so glad that the person left me some notes then-- and was not intimidated by the other comments being so far in the past.

The drabble needs to be 100 words, and that's pretty much it. Getting that to be a brief story in itself is what's hard! I do battle with this every week. :-)

Thank you for your lovely words.