How-to manual for finding a perfectly pluckable peach

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The good peach should have some weight, a heft in your hand. She should fill your fingers. Now, exert a light tension with the pads of your fingers on the skin, a tugging apart, fingers and thumb pulling in opposite directions, just so. If she’s ready, the skin will part to reveal glistening, succulent flesh.

~Le Marquis de Bond

From The Dungeon Gourmet, by Nara Malone

This is posted as part of G-Man's Friday Flash 55. See what other participants posted here.

I've been so busy writing there's been no time to blog lately. It's almost peach season, so I thought I'd take a minute and share a possibly useful, if fictional, peach picking technique from one of my characters. Bond really was talking about peaches. What he had on his mind...that's another matter.


  1. Nara Malone....
    What works for peaches works for other things as well.
    Succulent being the Key Word.
    Excellent 55 My Friend...Missed you.
    Thank you so much for this Peachy story..You Rock!
    Don't be such a stranger, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

  2. i am not sure if i am hungry...or if i need to take a cold shower...so nice 55...

  3. Was there a peach in that photo? Oh, there it is. Thanks for the virtual Tums and your visit to my 55.

  4. Very juicy 55. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.


  5. Mmmmm peach. Sweet, fruity goodness. They are rather delicate things.

  6. WOW...that was something else. Nice and juicy. pardon the pun and Hot!!! Excellent. Thanks for stopping by my playground :)

  7. Being a Georgia girl by birth, I was drawn to your 55 - I do know about succulent peaches but, wow, the erotic overtones here....mmmmmmm, made me want to bake my famous Southern Comfort Peach Pie and have something else for dessert as well!

  8. Thanks for stopping by everyone.

    @Carmen I'm going to have to get that recipe for Southern Comfort Peach Pie.


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