He pulled a Chick-O-Stick wagon and wore a Necco Wafer suit. He was the traveling candy salesman, and like the Pied Piper, hordes of children clamored around him.
He took their pennies.
Then they fought to pinch off strands of his Licorice Whip hair and raided his Raisinette pockets. They devoured his Zagnut boots with Red Vine laces, then turned towards the wagon with drooling passion. Swedish Fish and Conversation Hearts. Tootsie Rolls and Chuckles. Every candy imaginable included.
When his wares began to dwindle, he flew away on BB Bat wings, while satisfied parents waved goodbye, smoking Candy Cigarettes.
By Lisa H. Owens
Just 100 Words
100 Word Stories - December 2022 Photo Prompt
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