Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Photo by: Dorothy

Howie sat on the park bench watching ferries sail away. He’d lived 228 years, and just transferred his consciousnes into his 4th 16-year old body.

A 16-year old girl sat beside him. “Are you a fresh transfer too?” she asked.

“Yep. My fourth.”

“Same here. You must’ve loved many times.”

“Nope. Only once. In my first body.”

Howie turned away. Love was a sore subject.

He and Jenny had been best friends, and it grew into love. They liked getting ice cream in their little town in Iowa. Both liked pistacio. He liked it with peanut butter on top, she with chocolate. As they ate they mixed the two together, and found they were the perfect match.

He never told anyone about this.

One day she didn’t arrive. Howie spent his lifetimes looking for her on every continent. Sitting at the bench, he admitted defeat. He would no longer search.

“Do you like ice cream?” said the girl.


She stood, offering her hand. “Let’s go then! I like pistacio with chocolate on top.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspring Writers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
This entry was posted in Short Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Peanut Butter and Chocolate

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    AWWWW! Okay, you lure me in with all these funny stories and then bam, hit me with a sappy love story when I least expect it. Cue the feels. Right in the kisser (he he) Very sweet, Eric.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. James says:

    Refreshingly sentimental.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Returning to Life | Powered by Robots

  4. Ahhh sweet story! He found his girlfriend in another body! Great story! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Just when he was going to stop looking for her she turns up. Lovely story.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Awwww, such a cute love story. Who knew there was a hopeless romantic lurking behind that facade of a humor writer!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Lyn says:

    ~sigh~ satisfactory ending…thank you Eric 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. athling2001 says:

    Beautiful story from beginning to end. Often when we give up searching, that is when we find what we are seeking.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. That is beautiful and amazing on so many levels! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

Don't be shy. Say something!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s