Refried Dreams - A Story Shares Original

  • Chapter 1

  • Cold, Cold Gelato

  • Melanie

    My future smelled as smooth as raspberry vanilla with a hint of almond.

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  • Of course, the employment application for Koala Gelato just smelled dry and inky.

  • Still, it felt like fame and fortune in my hands.

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    Clara

    “Did you just smell that application?”

  • Melanie

    Clara asked, squinting one eye in disdain.

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  • Melanie

    Clara, the cashier, always kept her nails blue.

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  • I bought gelato— rich Italian ice cream— from her at least twice a week.

  • But now, elegant Clara thought I was weird for smelling paper.

  • I was determined that my first job would be at this sleek gelato shop.

  • And now one of its employees already thought I was weird.

  • Great.

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    Me

    “Yes,”

  • Melanie

    I said.

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    Me

    “Haven’t you ever smelled something because it was exciting or important?

  • Like your first driver’s license?

  • Or the newest book in your favorite series?

  • Or your locker on the first day of school?”

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    Clara

    “No.