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She spots her worst enemy and decides to stay away.

But it’s not easy to hide when others get in the way.

She doesn’t want a confrontation. She’ll eventually be the one to crumble.

But certain battles are fought never to be one.

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Get up and leave! My mind screams, over and over. Otherwise, silent and poised, no one can tell I’m crumbling inside. It’s been months, maybe over a year. I thought time had done its job, healed me, rid me of the demons. But one look, and I’m defeated. Is it so easy to destroy willpower? […]

My Sweetest Enemy by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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15 Comments on “My Sweetest Enemy by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores – Flash Fiction

  1. And I’m sure the sight of his granddaughter caked in chocolate was his favourite present, Terveen. Always a pleasure to read your Tuesday stories. (Well, Tuesday when I read them😂)

    • Thanks so much, Davy. Grandparents are quite forgiving. But chocolate indiscretions are sometimes difficult to ignore. haha. 🙂

  2. Yay, cake! Coincidentally, today is my nephew’s birthday. Not sure what kind of cake he’ll have but chocolate (chonklit) is always a good choice. Your stories always brighten my day, Terveen. Thanks for that. 🙂

    • Happy Birthday to your nephew, Mike. And chonklit cake is so yummy. I wouldn’t mind digging in and basking in sweet, delicious glory. Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Bedtime is never the greatest time for a craving. Haha! But chocolate cake can be that one sinful exception. Thanks so much, Jeff. 🙂

  3. Terveen, I’m so sorry but I was reading from Gobblers & Masticadores site and saw a comment to one of my posts from awhile back. I’m not getting notifications from G & M site. I just now responded to it. I’m really sorry I missed it or any comments I miss on there.

  4. Wow, 100 years, and such a beautiful story to dedicate!!! Sweets and cakes and all the indulgences one can dig into. Trying to stay away as far but still getting pulled toward it and finally slaying the enemy with a triumphant (or a guilty) smile!!!

    • Haha! Hundred definitely hits the sweet spot. Any type of addiction can be so satisfying and also frightening. I suppose chocolate cake is an enemy that many of us make. Mostly our fault for not being able to control ourselves. Thanks so much, Deepak. 🙂

  5. Hahaha, what a surprise ending, but I know the sweet obsession that at times can be overpowering. I don’t think I have the strength to resist. It is so true that people are living longer and longer nowadays and I often hear on the news that people died in their 90s. I mean ten or twenty years ago, people usually died in their 80s. Ten years longer but unfortunately the life quality is not better for the old people. For example, they still cannot eat a chocolate cake–too rich for them. Old age is frightening to me. I have the phobia–the fear of growing old.

    • I think quality of life is most important. Age is just a number and we all hope that it’s not too small. Haha. But let’s try to make the best of the years we have. And chocolate cake is irresistible…may not be good for the body, but it’s so good for the soul. Thank you for always sharing your wonderful thoughts, Haoyan. Means a lot. 🙂

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