Copyright 2012 by Rosa Steel
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It was the most beautiful cupcake she’d ever seen. Chase stared at it, her wide hazel eyes misting up with tears – the cupcake was a loner just like her. It nestled in the row of greasy supermarket packaged cakes. In this company it commanded immediate and total attention. For one, the icing that frolicked in delightful curls and rosettes across the top was a luminous, rosy pink. The rest were sort of greyish, sweating inside their clingwrap packets. Delicate sugar-stars nestled in the cupcake’s iced slopes and glistened faintly, forming a tiny constellation. On the crest of the dome there was a small pink love-heart. Its gummy depths seemed to be filled with swimming sparks, and a glow of warm deliciousness seemed to emanate from it. Chase’s mouth watered as she imagined pressing that tiny heart between her teeth, and the ambrosial pinkish taste that would melt over her eager tongue.