A box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day:

Subject suggested by The Black Candelabra @ bumblepuppies  Please see below my post for details:

Dipping into a box of chocolates was once the ultimate time of indulgence.                                  In those days I hadn’t even heard of cholesterol. Today I am going to share my next best thing for Valentines Day, perhaps you’d like a box too?

This one is for my beloved:


Lemon yellow incites effervescence, happiness and hope.

Cadmium yellow’s mellow warmth contains contentment.

Cadmium orange arouses rapturous sexual passion.

Cadmium red inspires energetic determination.

Alizarin immerses into parody.IMG_1540

Violet enchants childhood memories.

Purple emanates peace and passivity.

Ultramarine blue intoxicates with strength.

Cobalt blue links to dreams and the unknown.

Cerulean evokes serenity and joy.

Viridian green urges creativity and innovation.

Lime green symbolizes birth and new growth.

Would you like to taste one from my box? Which one would you choose? IMG_0482A reward of a full box is ready for each of you who manage to read to the end.

“Valentine’s Day arrives this week and many of your waistlines will be encountering a delectable box of chocolates. For this week’s challenge, you will be reimagining the box of chocolates as a writing form.

A collection of unique and separate chocolates forms a greater whole. One rarely finds a single small piece of chocolate that ascends to the heights that the variety provides.

With that in mind, you will be writing a dozen mini-pieces in a single post. Each mini-piece should be 25-35 words and be self-contained. In other words, they should not form a dialogue, advance a plot, or otherwise interact with one another. However, they should be unique. You might vary the style in each one, offer viewpoints from 12 different perspectives, or devise 12 different formatting techniques. Whatever strategy you choose, the twelve pieces should look like a coherent whole when they’re juxtaposed in your post.”

Compose and publish your response to this prompt on your own blog. Be sure to include a link to this post so that a pingback will appear here, thereby allowing other participants to discover your work. Please be patient if your pingback does not appear immediately; I am not at my computer 24/7 and I have to approve all pingbacks. For this reason, using the bcandelabra tag may be advisable.



17 thoughts on “A box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day:

  1. Unreqwrited

    Darn! I thought chocolate was one of the 4 food groups, who knew 😦 Indecisions, indecisions, I’ll need to eat the whole rainbow I’m afraid, providing of course (aside from cholesterol) they don’t poison me 😉 On another note, Cadmium – Cadbury – coincidence??? Nah…

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      My word you have been busy Unreqwrited going through so many posts!! You deserve the whole set but just to bathe in, not to eat. A box of chocolates sits beside the bath to restore you. :-). ❤

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  2. ChristineR

    There is cholesterol in chocolate? Oh no! I will not mention a blood test until my doctor does.

    Reading all those wonderful names of colours made me itch to paint – something I haven’t done for over 20 years. I’ve always loved the words Alizarin and Viridian so I would have a hard time chosing, oh and Cerulean, too. A clever take on the prompt, Barbara.


    1. bkpyett Post author

      Christine, my mother was a chocoholic and she died at 84, no worse for the chocolate!
      I don’t think she ever had a blood test, unlike today when they recommend such intervention.
      Apparently dark chocolate is OK! 🙂

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  3. Martha Kennedy

    I love ultramarine blue. I have even dreamt just of that color and for a while I was semi-obsessed with finding it in every day things. Very rare. Indigo and cobalt are more common. I also love alizarin crimson; it stains like love. I use cadmium yellow more than any other shade of yellow but I’ve discovered Indian yellow is kind of the yellow equivalent of alizarin crimson, so potent and beautiful. I loved this post.


    1. bkpyett Post author

      I’m thrilled that you love ultramarine too, Martha! I wore an ultramarine outfit when I married Christopher. It is so rich and strong. Loved your comments. Colour is such an emotive thing. It can affect moods and is probably under-rated with its power. Love your,’alizarin crimson: it stains like love.’ is an understatement!! 😀 ❤

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