Tootsie Pop: A Short Story

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The sickly sweet smell flooded my senses making it hard to think about anything but the alarmingly orange-toned Tootsie Pop. My mouth watered, not because it looked delicious, but because I was so incredibly hungry my stomach had started to eat itself.
As reached for it, the papery wrapping pulled off in my hand exposing the sucker. It’s radioactive orange color was not quite see through as it had a cloudy consistency and it felt scratchy in my hand. The closer it got to my mouth the more it smelled like the cough medicine I used to spit out as a kid, making me cringe and second guess whether I should eat it. Before I could think any further, I jam it into my mouth. It has a slightly sour acidic taste and the faint linger of artificial orange