Hot and Sweet

Happy Friday, Readers! I have returned with a brand new Friday Fictioneers. As per usual, thanks is given to Rochelle for hosting this weekly prompt, and to J Hardy Carroll for providing this week’s photo. Enjoy this short story!

Copyright J Hardy Carroll

Hot and Sweet

“I’m a mess,” she laughed, holding up her sticky cotton candy fingers for him to see.

“When aren’t you?” His eyes crinkled with his smile. She laughed again, shrugging.

“Let’s get you cleaned up.”

Then her fingers were in his mouth. The tinkling carousel, the noisy crowds, the crackling country music blaring over the loudspeakers; all faded under the thunder of her heartbeat in her ears. Neither said a word until he finished. The hot July air around them thickened unbearably.

He spoke first. “Race to the fun slide?”

The tension broke. She grinned and took off running in answer.

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