Bliss and the Woman, a short story by StevenHunley. Date added: 2010-08-10. Times viewed: 2141.
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- Intro: A man compares chocolate to his Woman
Bliss and the Woman
We agreed that we’d experienced bliss together. That was the word we had come up with; bliss. A few days later I went to the ninety-nine cent store to get some tea and Kava, and lime juice for the tea. I walked down the candy isle and spotted two kinds of dark chocolate displayed side-by-side. One was a Dove bar and advertised itself as “silky smooth dark chocolate.” Fair enough. Beside it was Hershey’s Bliss, saying it was “rich and creamy dark chocolate.” OK. So I got both.
I like to comparison shop. I ate a piece of each while waiting for a bus. But it was so hard to tell! I couldn’t make up my mind! I mean, after all, what did I have to compare either one to besides each other? The phrase “silky and smooth” reminded me of nothing but her thighs. And Bliss? What was that in a chocolate bar anyway?
I’d already eaten two pieces, which left me three more of each. I needed a true gold standard of some sort, something that would, as they say nowadays, “set the bar.” Then I had it!
As soon as I got home I placed the two candy bars on the nightstand near the bed. Then I made two cups of berry-flavored tea, and picked up the telephone. I dialed.
“Hi,” she said. With her single utterance I took the full measure of ‘rich’ and ‘creamy’.
“Kaleana, can you come over at once? I need you.”
“Yesss,” she answered, and within the sound of her esses I heard the complete definition and implication of both ‘silky’ and ‘smooth’ and understood.
The Bliss would take care of itself.
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