the Smashwords Edition of
a FrostProof808 publication
Copyright ©2015 Eric Stringer
Note: to provide the reader with more of a sample from the actual story,
most of the traditional front matter appears at the end.
Every now and then you come across something that makes your mouth water. When you do, it’s almost impossible to resist.
It’s one of those special little moments. In part it’s special because you never know when it’s going to happen.
Maybe you open a package of saltine crackers and find that they’ve all been browned along one edge. Your mouth waters.
Or maybe you accidentally overbake sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal cookies so that the edges are just a bit darker than the rest. Or maybe you bake a tin of muffins just a bit too long so that the top of the muffin is just a little darker and more chewy than usual. Perfection itself.
The jury’s still out on whether that reaction—the mouthwatering effect—is caused by the anticipated flavor of the item or by the rare act of stumbling across it in the first place. Either way, the cause seldom matters to the person who experiences it.