Drabble: Chocolate Surprise

My response to the prompt bespoke.

Genre: humour, slice of life


~Chocolate Surprise~

He was waiting for a friend in the chocolate cafe when a girl walked in and made a beeline for the counter. As he had done for all the customers who had entered while he waited for his friend, he tried to guess her order.

She was a small little thing, with cute accessories in her hair and bag. Maybe she would go for the little handmade chocolate treats.

The cashier turned and spoke to someone in the kitchen.

Maybe not the little treats then. She could be going for the chocolate fruit platter. Girls liked fruit and healthy stuff.

The chef walked out with a chocolate statue of a muscled bodybuilder. The girl nodded.

What the?

The cashier packed the chocolate figure into a box and handed it over to the girl. The girl smiled and left.

That things wasn’t even on the menu, so it had to be a special order. That girl…

He rubbed his hands in his hair.

Girls were weird.



Bespoke. Another word I’m not very familiar with. One of the meanings given for bespoke was items that were made to order. I was thinking about chocolates when I was brainstorming ideas for the story, so I put the two together and came up with this. The chocolate body builder is inspired by the machoco (macho-chocolate) in Tanaka-kun was Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless).


Posted on December 14, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s a new take on the word. We normally associate it with clothes especially suits. I wanted to use the word some time back and incorporated it into my blog- to suit or not to suit. 🙂

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