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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.

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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.
 
 
 
i want to cause a ruckusgeminigrl11 on February 10th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
"Nothing wrong with Geek-boys and Geek-girls! Sometimes, we're the ones who grow up to be employed!" So true (and thank goodness!!)

It's even better that you didn't notice the flow. When it's unplanned, it's even sweeter (heh - a little candy pun). Just shows you have the soul of a poet, no matter what you're writing. :)

I have finally written - well, it's actually a triple drabble. 300 on the nose. It will take me some time to pare down to 100, I think! I'm just too wordy. But if you would like to take a look, I'd love for you to beta. Do you have an email I can send to?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Do you have an email I can send to?

Yes, I'm at catwoman_purrs at sbcglobal.net

Going from 300 to 100 is hard. For the supernatural100 "Pets" drabble I had to do two takes. The first one I just could not get down farther than a double-drabble of 200 words. The second one wound up being a completely different drabble.

Nothing wrong with the bigger drabbles, except that they have to be exactly 100 for that community.

Send it on over! I'll get to it tonight or tomorrow. Right now, I'm going offline for a bit to work on some writing during "Beauty and the Geek." :-)