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Kat’s challenge this week is to write a 280 character tale inspired by this curious photo.

Here’s my take on it.

The Sweet Hereafter

Midnight alone here they said. Fresh tarmac like treacle, clean white lines to synch the landing with these signature shapes.Time to eat my last liquorice sweetie,  sound of drones looming nearer, wafts of cinnamon. I will be beamed up to a sweet and varied life,  to encounter endless Allsorts.


Explanatory historical note

In the UK, there was a famous brand of liquorice sweets, Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts.

Bertie Bassett was their front man

As I child, I loved their bright colours and chunky shapes and they tasted lovely too.

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