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A man works for a company that he has no interest in.

His door-to-door job is belittling and a reason for boredom.

Then why doesn’t he quit and move on to better options?

Could be more complicated than it seems.

Please read ahead and click the blue link to enjoy the story. Thanks!

SLAM! It was the tenth door of the day, shut rudely in his face. Morgan looked at his wristwatch and it was only quarter to twelve. Lunch wasn’t till one-thirty and there were many doors to knock on till then and after. Sigh…ehh…ehhh…Ehhhh… The man couldn’t even sigh right. The air tickled his throat, and […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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24 Comments on “Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

    • Thanks so much, David. Moms always come to the rescue – even in a story. Yet exceptions are always there. 🙂

    • Having worked in sales indirectly, i can empatise with Morgan. The entire set-up, the sudden nap, the slamming of the doors and the squirrel in between made it an entertaining read and the ending as always had been unexpected, great work!!!

      • It’s definitely a tough job to do especially when customers are exposed to a wide array of products and have very strong opinions of their own. Spicing up fiction is always so exciting and hopefully the reader thinks so too. Thanks so much, Deepak. Appreciate it. 🙂

  1. Absolutely, totally and without a doubt love this one, Terveen. I mean, seriously, you’re peerless when it comes to creating characters, as well as fashioning these bite-sized flash-fiction stories. You make it seem so easy, and anyone who’s ever tried writing knows how difficult good characterization can be. Your presentation is flawless. Just good stories that reflect some of the weird truths of humanity. Superb writing as always. 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Mike. I’m humbled by your fabulous and kind words. ‘The weird truths of humanity’ – that has such a nice ring to it. Isn’t life a weird truth itself? The more we try to understand it, the weirder it gets. Or is that just my crazy theory? There are so many tiny characteristics of a person that often go unnoticed till they begin to interfere with bigger aspects of behavior, actions, and decisions. Each one could form the base of a meaningful story. I think looking at the bigger picture is great but analyzing the smaller details is even more important. Thanks again from the bottom of this ever questioning heart. Take care! 🙂

  2. This is genius writing, Terveen! It is impossible not to be blown away by your fleshed-out characters!👌❤

  3. This was a great story to get me back in the swing of things, Terveen. I think we call jelly, jam, here in the UK so the terminology gives the story an almost surreal vibe. If I’m honest, it has to be banana with peanut butter.

    • I love peanut butter and banana, but separately. Haha. I hope this story puts your imagination into overdrive. Thanks so much and good luck! 🙂

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