Submitted for the Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. The challenge was to choose three words and use them in a story. I chose enzyme, lollipop and blister.
“Enzyme Lollypop?” the clerk said.
The infinite selection of corn-sweetened narco-supplements assaulted her senses like sharp confetti.
“Oooh. Can’t metabolize that again. Got the skin blisters.” Mitz said, scanning the menu.
“But we got new flavors. Tanga-phetamine. Kiwi-Strawberry with Zoloft Swirl. Double Chocolate Cake with Benzedrine Sprinkles.”
Mitz processed the choices. She knew she couldn’t actually “taste” anything. Conversion meant giving up real sensation.
“Ok. I’ll take the Double-Chocolate.”
The clerk wrapped the pops in wax paper as Mitz touched the paypad. “Immortality never tasted so good,” Mitz said, inserting the pop into her feed slot.