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Mint Julep

“I love strawberries.”

Helen watched her son pick the pieces apart and stuff them into his waiting mouth.

“What’s your favorite fruit momma?”

Helen never cared much for fruit. A flash of regret seared through her. She ruffled the small boys blonde hair, so different from her own.

He was the reason she was alive so how did he manage to remind her of every failure she possessed?

“I like mint.”

“Is mint a fruit?”

“It is when I add it to my special drink.” No amount of sugar could keep the bourbon from burning all the way down.

Word Count: 99
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Letters from inside my head

4 thoughts on “Mint Julep

  1. I like the way you integrated the mint and the strawberries with this psychological vignette – could imagine the mint julep in her mind’s eye at the end

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