‘Tis the Sugar Season

Sugar Mad Lib:

“The jig is up, (term of endearment). Admit it: you ate all of my (plural of a type of candy). I can see it all over your (part of the body).”

My roommate had never been this (adjective) before, and I could not have been more (adjective). I knew he had (adjective) candy habits, but I hadn’t foreseen the (mythical creature) he would become upon (adverb ending in -ly) licking my fingers clean.

“I don’t know what you’re (verb ending in -ing) about, (degrading name),” I (past tense of a vocal verb), hoping my aggression would distract him as I (past tense verb) the wrappers in my (adjective) hands.

Then, out of (a place), he had tears streaming down his (part of the body)!

“You know (same plural of a type of candy) are the reason I (verb). They’re (adjective) on the outside, but (adjective) on the inside. What more could you ask for in a candy…in a friend?! HOW COULD YOU!”

I wiped the sweat off my (part of the body) and (past tense verb) through my teeth, “It was your (animal) who ate it. I swear on my (noun). I’m your (adjective) friend. You can trust me!”

After five more minutes of (verb ending in -ing), he (past tense verb) himself together, sniffled a little bit, and said, “I believe you. I’m sorry.” My (adjective) pal was back. He (past tense motion verb) over to me with open arms, and I opened mine with a (noun) on my lips.

“I’m so glad we’re frie—” he stopped mid-sentence and mid-hug as the wrappers fell out of my hands and onto the floor.

He looked down at them, up at me, down again, and back up before (verb ending in -ing) my face. He (past tense motion verb) out the door. I didn’t see him for (large number) (unit of time).

It was on a (mode of transportation) in (country) that I finally saw him again. I smiled softly at him with (adjective) eyes like old friends do. He shook his head, popped some (same plural of a type of candy) into his mouth, and that was the last I ever saw of him.

Photographer: Mariah Crabb

Photographer: Mariah Crabb

Songs that Sound Like Candy

And sweet recommended pairings:

  1. Everyday by Buddy Holly—Pairs well with a candy necklace and a sticky neck
  2. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by The Andrews Sisters—Pairs well with Bit-O-Honey
  3. Super America by Bad Bad Hats—Pairs well with blue-flavored Tootsie Pop
  4. The Tide is High by Blondie—Pairs well with Wax Lips
  5. Phone by Lizzo—Pairs well with Pixie Stick dust sprinkled in the eyes
  6. Strawberry Blond by Mitski—Pairs well with Candy Powdered Filled Plastic Strawberry
  7. Just the Girl by The Click Five—Pairs well with 12 sleeves of Sixlets
  8. Nancy from Now On by Father John Misty—Pairs well with White Lindt Lindor Truffle in your mouth for three minutes
  9. Year 3000 by The Jonas Brothers—Pairs well with fun-sized 3 Musketeers
  10. Bright Whites by Kishi Bashi—Pairs well with a heaping handful of Zotz