Piece of candy
The party would be starting soon. Helen was unpacking boxes of candy, of all kind of shapes and flavours.
Nova was watching her as she dropped the sweets into bowls. "Oh, look at these !" Helen was holding up a small gummy figure. "It looks just like a person !"
"Yeah, I... Guess so ?"
"Can you imagine ?" Said Helen, in a low conspiring voice. "What it would be like ? To be a piece of candy ? Just a small bundle of sugar, not looking like much but so very sweet to the taste. And then..."
She walked closer to Nova, who was transfixed on the small figure.
"Somebody would approach.
"And all you'd think is, Me ! Pick me ! Because all you'd want, the most pleasurable thing you'd experience, is for someone to pick you."
Nova was feeling it. The call of the candies around them. The pleasure of being picked.
"Would you like to join them, Nova ? Just another sweet thing, silently calling out, waiting for someone to pick it ?"
A hand grabbed her chin and nodded her head. Yes. She wanted that.
"Awesome ! Then just lay back, relax, and wait. Such a sweet thing like you. I'm sure people will love you !"