ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Commercial & Creative Writing»
  • Creative Writing»
  • Humor Writing

The Pink Doughnut Temptation

Updated on November 17, 2016
Seafarer Mama profile image

Seafarer Mama/Karen has been writing since she was ten. She is a published author & finds inspiration from a variety of sources & settings.

Tick Tock!

The tick tocks echo in my brain!
The tick tocks echo in my brain! | Source

In the grips of insomnia...

It was in the middle of the night that my stomach started rumbling like an approaching freight train. Its monstrous, raucous moaning filled the room. I closed my eyes, hoping that I could fall back to sleep and take care of the hunger pangs in the morning. My stomach had another plan and would not let me rest until I succumbed to its will.

The clock's ticking echoed as if my bedroom was devoid of anything but me and it. My husband's snores kept up with its rhythm and added some harmony. Both seemed to giggle in the face of my misfortune, and chanted "sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep." They must have plotted this scheme before he lay down to sleep for the night.

The glow of the full moon splashed through the window blinds and onto the floor. That glow might as well have been daylight for all its brightness. At 3am, a neighbor's rooster crowed. The clock's ticking grew even louder, as did the moans from my stomach. Finally, I could take it no more. I grabbed my robe, tied the belt, slid my feet into my slippers, and descended the stairs.

Down the staircase I tiptoed. The light of the moon lit my way through the living room. Past the couch and pantry door I stealthily brushed. The motor of the fridge seemed to whisper my name, wooing me to draw closer....

Sweet temptation ~

The pink doughnut that called me from afar...
The pink doughnut that called me from afar... | Source

A pretty pink smiling temptress of a doughnut caught me ~

I drew closer, taking baby steps past the dining table to where the fridge stood, like a pillar of plenitude mocking my midnight hunger.

I looked at the fridge a moment, examining the arrangement of magnets on the front of the door. Some of them held pictures drawn or painted by my daughter, or pictures cut from magazines. February was upon us and Valentine's Day was quickly approaching. Did I dare look at what might be lurking about among the other food items in our fridge? I imagined that Cupid was ready to shoot his arrow, which seemed dangerously close to striking my heart...or was that my stomach? His bow was stretched toward me and he smiled at me mischievously. I wondered what would happen if cupid's arrow struck the stomach instead of the heart? Would I only be able to eat heart-shaped food for the rest of my life? I opened the door so that there would be a barrier between me and the arrowhead. Then I opened the door, I saw a heart-shaped doughnut with pink frosting, topped with red candy heart sprinkles. Of all the temptations that I could face in the black of night with sand in my eyes, that had to be one of the worst. There it was, naked temptation seducing my senses, taking advantage of my weak state of predawn sleepiness. I crouched down to draw closer to the sweet revelation.

Really, it was an innocent doughnut, smiling sweetly up at me from the dessert plate. Not only that, she was pretty. She told me that she was waiting patiently for my daughter to be ready to eat her. I assured her that it wouldn't be much longer before that moment arrives.

Instead of eating that sweet, innocent, doughnut, I let her live a while longer. I opened the fruit bin and pulled out an orange to eat.

Did I tickle your funny bone?

Did this hub make you laugh?

See results

© 2013 Karen A Szklany

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Seafarer Mama profile image
      Author

      Karen A Szklany 2 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Deborah. Thank you for stopping by to read. It's always good to know that something I write continues to hold some appeal for readers long after its initial publication. Hope you are having a good day.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 2 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Thanks for writing this descriptive and entertaining piece.

      I enjoyed it.

      Namaste

    • Seafarer Mama profile image
      Author

      Karen A Szklany 4 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Lady E. Glad that this hub provided a few extra moments of fun to your day. :0)

      Yes...I think that anticipating the fact that eating the doughnut would disappoint my daughter deeply kept me from doing it. :0)

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Ha ha... I love the way you narrated it.... It was kind of you to leave it be for a while and have some fruit. For me it would have gone in three bites... ok maybe five, so I can savour the taste. lol.

      Lovely Hub.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)