by John Xero
“We dropped so many hints,” the women said. “Now we're going back to Venus because you weren't paying attention.”
“But it's not our fault,” the men cried, “it's a well known fact that you're riddles wrapped in enigmas wrapped in alluring curves and bumpy bits.”
“Too late,” the women replied, “you didn't buy us the good chocolates often enough, the Belgian ones with the swirls and the caramel crunch.”
“But, um,” the men cast their eyes down, “we're kind of addicted, we'll miss you.”
“You'll miss us?” The women's gazes softened, “That was, well, all we really wanted to hear.”
Author bio: John Xero is easily pleased. Though he would prefer an Eccles cake and a good cup of tea to a box of chocolates.
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