|Red Apple Skin (standard:Fan Fiction, 729 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Jun 28 2013||Views/Reads: 1131/790||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A bizarre experience of eating red apple skin told by Juggernaut's aging mother.|
Red Apple Skin Subba Rao On a rare visit to his native country India, Juggernaut visited daily market to buy fruits. The fruit bazaar was full of tropical fruits from bananas to mangoes to sweet sop and Jackfruits. What caught his eye were red apples, heaps of them all over the market. Only red apples, no green, yellow or any other shades, Like in other countries, there was no choice for texture or flavor. Apples from far north were transported without refrigeration to south and sold in daily markets for exorbitant price. Red apples were stale from bad storage, a bite into red apple was not crunchy or juicy but soft and starchy in texture. Juggernaut bought few red apples for his mother who hardly buy apples because of its price, only when she gets sick, she may buy few during recuperation on doctor's order. “We are getting more apples in the market than before,' said, Suseelamma, Juggernaut's mother. “Sure, while growing up, only one or two vendors were selling apples in the bazaar, now I see apples everywhere though the quality was poor and prices were still exorbitant like old days,” Juggernaut started peeling the skin using a sharp knife and placing them in a plate. “When I see you peeling the skin, it reminded me of an old man living next door when I was young almost 80 years ago,” Suseelamma was holding a piece of red apple skin and feeling it with her fingers as she spoke. “What about him?” “Well, several decades ago, apples were much more expensive than today, only rich and very sick consumed; the neighbor was very sickly old man lived alone and whenever I visited him with my younger sister Lakshmi, if he were to peeling an apple, he would offer us the pieces of red apple skin to eat, he always offered only the skin while he ate the flesh.” “That was the most bizarre thing I heard somebody offering pieces of apple skin; he must be either crazy or sick in mind; how anybody can offer fruit peelings particularly to kids, I can't believe it,” Juggernaut started cutting the peeled apple into thin slices to offer to his mother. “I don't know why he did it; he only offered peelings, he said Click here to read the rest of this story (75 more lines)
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