Imperfect peaches

They were far from perfect in the way their half moon crescents shone against the sun. Tiny black blemishes dotted their skin, and peach fuzz lint balls collected in their crevices and folds. They'd been home three days now, and still were offering no indication that they would soon soften.

I ate one anyways, picked it up with all its dark and hairy imperfections and threw it onto the chopping board. Stiff, it lay like a stone, taunting the knife. But when the blade came down, it yielded easily. Slices slipped from the pit and through my fingers into the awaiting bowl; breakfast came quickly that morning.

Against the sunshine on the table, they glowed jack-o-lantern orange against the blue of the walls and the newfound sky. They were sweet—sweeter than expected—despite their pock-marked skins and rigid flesh. It was a good reminder, one of those back to school lessons. After all, it's what's on the inside that counts.


Settie said...

you're a peach

james brown said...

I like this site very much. I like it and help me to development very well.However, we design a custom logo if you are interested in purchasing one click here.
Buy a logo

Haris said...

This is a very unique and wonderful blog for me!
Thank you for sharing with us.
Law Essay

Daisy said...

Happy Birthday Gifts Online
Send Cakes to India Online
Order Cake Delivery Online
Happy Dussehra Gifts Online

Anonymous said...

Amazing write-up!
thanks for the share, it very useful post for me, if you are looking to law dissertation Writing Service then visit our site and get up to 7O off.

Haris said...

The valuable article, thanks for the share, if you are looking to Law Coursework Writer then visit our site and get up to 7O off.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
All text, photographs, and other original material copyright 2008-2010 by Elspeth Hay unless otherwise noted.