Pure Evil (100 WCGU)

Its miniature perfection enriches life. It sits there, innocent, unknowingly holding power to tempt and seduce. The smell reminds you of heaven and the lure of creamy, melt-in-your mouth goodness brings with it visions of a brief moment of ecstasy. You make excuses. The darker, the better. It’s good for the heart, the brain, your blood sugar. It is the knight in dark armor who will use his antioxidant weapon to combat the evils of cancer and age. Perhaps, you think, this small pleasurable creation can even save your soul. Then you step on the scale. Pure evil.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JazzBumpa
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 19:10:26

    Great fun.


  2. Jennifer Stuart
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 19:59:40

    Mmm the darker the better! And really not that high in calories, as long as it’s not with sugar and caramel and all those other sugary things 🙂 Mmm!


  3. Mark Petruska
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 23:48:44

    I agree with everything you’ve said…except the part about “the darker, the better.” I just can’t get into dark chocolate – give me milk chocolate instead and I’m happy!


  4. anna tims (@ageingmatron)
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 07:20:52

    Brilliant. You’d almost persuaded me to raid my children’s chocolate tin until the last line!


  5. Andra Watkins
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 08:47:28

    Oh, dark chocolate. How I love thee.


  6. Chris Edgar
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 13:05:49

    Reading this, it occurred to me that maybe perceiving the chocolate, or whatever the tempting thing is, as “evil” may actually be part of the reason why it is tempting — indulging in it becomes a sort of defiance of the internal parent — and that maybe removing the label of “evil” from it would actually make it less seductive. I’ve experienced this with some non-food-related stuff in my own life.


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Dec 06, 2012 @ 14:15:54

      I think you’re very right. To me the concept of evil being ugly, scary, grotesque, etc. never really made sense. To me, something evil would have to be tempting, seductive, attractive, to lure you into choosing something you know is bad for you or wrong.


  7. Lucid Gypsy
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 04:34:42

    Yep I’ll stick to the dark side! nicely done 🙂


  8. newpillowbook
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 16:39:54

    Alas! Nicely written.


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