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The Sixth of Five – A story for the “Yesterday” prompt

Avocado

I thought it was my lucky day. I stood in line counting and then recounting the avocados in my basket. The label on the dark green plastic net bag said ‘5 Avocados’ but there was, without a doubt, six inside. I love vegetables. I paid for them without mentioning my good fortune to the cashier and left the store. That was a week ago. Yesterday everything started to go downhill.

It was lunchtime. The sixth and final avocado looked fine. It felt a little soft but when I cut into it

kkkkkkkkkkkk

and twisted the two halves apart it looked and smelled perfect. Green and firm. The seed wasn’t too big or too

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

small. I think it was the spoon, when it came into kkkkkkkcontact with the seed that I first heard it. It sounded like static from a radio speaker. I half ekkkkkkxpected to see sparks, but that was silly.

My avocado tasted wonderful. I would go as far to say it may have been the best avokk kkcado I’ve ever had.

*****

The twitch started an hour after I finished eating my lunkk kkch. The statikkkkkkkkkc which was coming from the outside is now in my head. I thinkkkkkkk the avokk kk kkcado might have been bad after all. Wait, no. I thought the avokkcado might have been bad. Now I think it’s it’s was

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

The staticcccckk kk in my head is getting worse by the minute.

Kk kk kkill them

I’m going to the store.

*********

The kkkkccreature is large and kkkccumbersome but it has arms and le kk kk kkk gs that are useful. It ckkkkccan also drive a kkkkkccc automobile.

I ckk kk kkan’t see very well. It’s likkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkke my eyes are shaded and I thinkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

kk kk seeds for eyes yes and we kk kk kkilled them all

I thinkkkk I did something terrible at the st kkore. There was blood everywhere in the vegetable aisle. I tried to warn them not to buy avo

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk SHUT UP! I’m a fruit you idiot!

cados but who would thinkk kkk kkkk kkkkkk kkkkk

*****

“Honey? Are you home? I brought Mike over to… holy shit that’s a big vegetable.  You hungry Mike?”

 

Previously published on my fiction blog and recycled for the October 13th weekly prompt.

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20 comments on “The Sixth of Five – A story for the “Yesterday” prompt

  1. Fantastic. And how can I not adore a story about my favourite food.

  2. I enjoyed this. ‘Yesterday everything started to go downhill,” indeed.

  3. Oh… now that is great. Ha! 😀 Loved it. Spooky and humorous.

  4. Reblogged this on lindaghill and commented:

    It’s the weekly prompt again at The Community Storyboard! This week, the word is “Yesterday.” Check it out, and submit your best work!

  5. Very funny! Well done!

  6. Haha I knew the tidbit about the lucky sixth avocado was true! It just had to be. Great story Linda, I was actually startled by the violent ending! Great job.

  7. Ha ha! That was awesome, I may never look at avocados the same again!

  8. Oh my goodness – how delightfully twisted! I’m going to have to treat the avocados in my fridge with respect (guacamole is respect, right?!)

  9. Oh, this was so funny! Good thing I actually don’t like avocados, but now you’ve given me even more reason to stay clear of them. And you say this was based on a true story? So … how was that sixth avocado? Well done, Linda 🙂

  10. I started to read this a while back. “Wait a minute!” I said aloud to my husband. “Isn’t an avocado a fruit like a tomato?” And my ADD took over as ‘research’ became the next shiny thing to chase. Glad I saved it to read later. It was fun.

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