It was chocolate and it was all I needed.

February 17, 2015

The following prompt was given to me by Kim Gifford, a writing teacher in White River Junction, Vermont.

Prompt: The 2015 Grammy Song of the Year was Stay with Me, by Sam Smith. Write a piece based on these lyrics: “Won’t you stay with me, because you’re all I need.”

It was chocolate and it was all I needed. But what’s the point of something after you’ve consumed it? I knew full well that the chocolate would be with me for ever – I would incorporate it into my body. But then, it would no longer be chocolate, would it? My body would process and expel parts of it; other parts would be broken down to their constituent bits and perhaps some of its molecules would end up part of my spleen. That’s no life for a good chocolate bar.

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The Coming Achocolypse

November 19, 2012

Discovering chocolate that you had forgotten, late at night, hidden away in a cabinet or pantry is one of the signs of the impending Achocolypse when the false chocolate (carob) will battle the angelatins of Count Chocula in the Temple of Theobromine.

Admittedly, I haven’t read much of the Bible, but I’m pretty sure that’s all in there.

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September 6, 2012


Chocolate, yes, but chocoearly and chocoften.

When someone says, “Somewhat,” ask, “Somewhy?”

When told, “Whatever,” reply with, “Whatnever!”

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Free Idea #1: Decaffeinated chocolate

September 25, 2009

Like many people, I have ideas that would make a million dollars. But I am too lazy & easily distracted to follow up on them. So I give them to you. Feel free to get rich off them. Read the rest of this entry »

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