Monday, May 10, 2021

Sugar Baby


     “Come on, try me.”

     She looked up from her phone, rolled her never ending eyes, and sighed a metric ton.

     Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things?


     “You’re an idiot. You are never going to pass this class.”

     “One more, one more please? I will let you have the rest of my Sugar Babieees.”

     She grabbed the rest of the Sugar Babies, shook some into her mouth.

     Not in a box, not with a fox.


     She grabbed the Sugar Babies, flipped me the bird and flew down the stairs to the living room.

     I leaned back and stared out the window, glowing in the knowledge that she was my friend.  Best friend even, as long as there was a never-ending supply of Sugar Babies.

For the Propmt "Prosery" at dVerse Poets Pub


  1. This is absolutely brilliant! I love the lightheartedness of your prose, the tone, the pacing and the way you give us a glimpse into the bond that's shared between the two. Also, the line by Rilke fits in so seamlessly! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Corey!💝💝

  2. A great write! I love the flow and how you wove the prompt into it as a question! Perhaps the Sugar Babies are a metaphor for something much stronger!?

  3. Fun. :) I like what you did there.

  4. Whimsical and entertaining story. I bet those two have a lot of adventures.

  5. This was fun: two students struggling with a difficult assignment? I love 'and sighed a metric ton.' - this made me laugh!

  6. What a fantastic write! Totally brought a smile to my face.

  7. Simply Seussically delightful. More please.

  8. Love it... Sugar babies made me think of an elder teacher and a young coed... but I realize that this is another kind of sugar or maybe not... Love that the story was about the poem itself.

  9. Cool Corey… I though it was Waits…

  10. lol, this is so cute—I agree with her about the Sugar Babies <3

  11. you have that wry, amused voice down, Corey ~

  12. I thought at first this was going to be a noir sort of thing, but I love that it turned into a study session. A lot of fun!