A bowl of cherries

July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads!


Sara brought boxes of dark succulent cherries for everyone in the family when she returned from her trip up north. Dark and sweet, they were hard to resist and we had gone through almost half of our share by morning.

Don’t eat everyone’s share”, she said, because they were so tempting. “Also you might upset your tummy from eating too many”. Needless to say, her advice fell on deaf ears and greedy fingers, with consequences foretold.

Next morning, I asked her to send the leftover fruit to her brother and sister’s so that I don’t have another bad night.


Word count: 99

Written in response to 99 Word Story- Cherries, hosted by Charli Mills of the carrot ranch



33 thoughts on “A bowl of cherries

  1. I’ve been eating fresh cherries a lot lately, too. The thing is, they come in such big bags it’s hard to eat them all before they spoil. So I’ve frozen quite a few of them and they are still good later on. 🙂

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  2. Temptation of a good food – I’ve relatives that had ‘excess’… so I’ve always been fairly good about not over indulging. I also once saw a photo of my ‘thunder thighs’… and vowed to tame them. (An old year book photo from a gym class…) 😀

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  3. I have heard that about over-indulging when eating fresh fruit, but I guess I have been lucky over the years. Probably just jinxed myself though. Sweet cherries are delicious, and it is hard to stop eating them. Loved your words, Sadje. Well said. ~nan

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