The Candle Maker

Posted: December 23, 2015 in Friday Fictioneers
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cat - Rochelle

Thérèse creates candles of all shapes, sizes and colors, and scents them to perfecton. She doesn’t charge for them. Certainly not! In fact she makes each candle for a specific individual and gives it away. For Bachelor Tom – a deep red, patchouli-scented tintillation candle. He married three months ago. For Sterile Beatrice – a half-blue, half-pink, rose-scented fertility candle. Today Bea’s house bursts with rollicking children.

But not all Thérèse’s candles come as a blessing. No indeed! For wicked Mrs. Tuttle – a satin-black candle filled with cat hair and scented with turpentine. Mrs. Tuttle sneezed to death last week.

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  1. draliman says:

    I was going to say I wonder what candle I would get – until I read the last line. Now I think I’d rather not know, just in case 🙂

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  2. gahlearner says:

    I think I’d rather stick with conventional candles. 🙂 Great take though, fun story. Happy Holidays.

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  3. likewise, i don’t think i want to know what candle i’ll be getting! lovely take on the prompt(: i really enjoyed this~ thanks 😀


  4. rgayer55 says:

    Does she accept orders? I have some acquaintances who would be perfect recipients of such gifts.

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  5. A dark story for Christmas. Thérèse is obviously somebody to keep in with.

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  6. plaridel says:

    i certainly won’t get on her bad side. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sandra says:

    Cat hair and turpentine? Good grief, how did your mind come up with that. I feel as though I’m in the same room… Good one Alicia.

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  8. Yikes!
    I won’t say anything more.

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  9. You weave such full and interesting characters each week, Alicia. I am always impressed and taken right into your story world!

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  10. Margaret says:

    What a wonderful character, and a wonderful concept. Therese is very gifted. Nicely told.

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  11. Ah, magical holiday candle gifts. Her enemies don’t seem to last for long. Great story for the holidays, Alicia. Enjoy yours with friends and family. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  12. Dear Alicia,

    Clever candle maker and clever author. 😉 Put me down for a patchouli candle.



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  13. ahtdoucette says:

    Oh my! Definitely wouldn’t want to get that last candle!

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