The Chocolate shop. Friday Fictioneers


Word count 100

The chocolate shop was hidden in an alley. It advertised in newspapers and men’s magazines so fathers and grandfathers would spend a little to spoil the child without a frowning female’s disapproval.

Chocolates were displayed in barrels behind glass and on the shelf behind the attendant’s head; their bright coloured wraps gleamed under the orange light. They were scooped and weighed, set in a box with a ribbon, awaiting an astonished child to untie.

Grandfather presented me with such a gift, which I duly shared with him, smiling on the swing under the apple tree, where grandma could not see.


Note. I am writing 40 one hundred word short stories using the minor characters of Nabakov’s Despair. I have 3 days till submission is due. This was warm up for them.



Filed under literature, short stories

13 responses to “The Chocolate shop. Friday Fictioneers

  1. Forbidden chocolates!
    Grandma would have loved a sweet gift too, no?
    Story shows how much the approval of women is need for home finances!
    Chocolates make great Valentine’s Day gifts 🙂

  2. My kinda shop! 🙂 Good luck with your challenge, hope it goes well.

  3. A hidden shop that’s only visible to grandfather!

  4. There’s nothing like a chocolate shop. I suddenly want to watch Chocolat, the movie again!

    Here’s mine!

  5. Oh yes. Children and chocolate. Two wonderful things, if you are an old curmudgeon. 🙂

  6. The things grandpas (and grandmas too) have to do to spoil their grandchildren 🙂 Fun story.

  7. Paula Sue Bryant, Writer

    What an interesting project: I love Nabokov.

  8. Dear Dave,

    Happy memories being created. Nice story.



  9. This was a lovely story.
    Good luck with your challenge!

  10. Children need secrets just with Grandpa. This is a delicious one 🙂

  11. Cute story, especially the lines, “so fathers and grandfathers would spend a little to spoil the child without a frowning female’s disapproval.” Thanks for sharing it.

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