Another week, another six sentences from one of my works. Do go over to Facebook and have a peek at all the other snippets being posted–it’s a tantalising feast every week.
This week, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’m turning back the clock to post six sentences from my 2014 Valentine’s story, Aunt Adeline’s Bequest. Set in 1920, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, sweet shop owner Valentine and WW1 veteran Jasper try to puzzle out a mystery that links Jasper’s late great-aunt to Valentine’s shop.
Here they discuss the morality of chocolate….
“Ah, a man’s choice of chocolate is a private matter,” Valentine said, chuckling. “Chocolate is a very dangerous thing.”
“Perhaps if you place yourself between my sisters and an unopened box,” Jasper observed. “Otherwise, it seems like a harmless pleasure.”
“You’d think so,” Valentine said, leaning forward and lowering his voice for emphasis. “Everyone eats chocolate, but no one ever stops to consider how wicked it is.”