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Rated: E · Short Story · Contest · #1270617
Entry for Flash Quote Contsest ending June 1, 2007
“Do you know what’s in those things?”

The sun shone brightly and a light breeze blew in from the bay. I had packed a picnic lunch which we readily consumed after playing all morning in the park. I was passing out cup cakes for desert. A young man approached me with the question.

“Excuse me?” I replied.

“Do you know what’s in those things?” he repeated. “Did you know that eighty-five percent of all ADD cases can be controlled through diet alone. Blue dye is strongly linked to. . .

“Gracie, sweetie, that fell on the ground. Here eat mine”

“. . . dye will causes lab rat to be unable to concentrate. Red dye is . . .”

“Are you finished, Mary? Wipe your face and run play.”

“. . . hives and asthma. Vanillin is made from . . .”

“Mary, up the stairs, down the slide.”

And that’s the naked truth about what you just fed your children.”

“Hmm. I’m sorry. Let’s go back to the first question. I made these from scratch with all natural ingredients. So, yes, I know what’s in them.”

End of entry. 187 Words

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