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Flash Fiction: ‘An Apple Five Ways: 3/Temptation’

Florence’s calorie counting was going well. She’d bought a diary and kept it in the front pocket of her handbag with a mini-pencil. According to her doctor, the trick to losing weight was to “Know what you eat, and then cut things out.” Florence found that concentrating on what she was eating was helping her diet, though finding out the calorie count was a pain in the proverbial. Today’s list so far was:- Large hot chocolate and skinny blueberry muffin on the way to work; Diet Coke [all the other women in the office were dieting and they drunk Diet Coke, without exception]; Bottle of sparking water with peach [because water had no calories and peach was fruit]; Pizza margherita for lunch in the canteen [that was two of her 5-a-Day]; Mini-pack of chocolate Bourbon biscuits bought in the canteen and saved for afternoon break; A piece of Tara’s birthday cake with lemon in the icing [Chloe on Reception said lemon juice helped her lose two stone]. In the canteen there was always a bowl of fruit, usually untouched, slightly soft, browning; it smelt like the food waste bin which hadn’t been emptied since the last time the bins were
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