Candy is sweet. Lovingly he stripped the wrapper from the candy and let it waft to the floor. The candy lay lightly in his hand. He let the sweet candy caress his tongue and closed his eyes until it was fully dissolved; it was at this point that the bullet entered his brain.
Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous journals, including the Fiddlehead, Witness, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, Claire and Monkey are available from Amazon.