Diane Gottlieb writes open-hearted stories about people in pain who choose to grow.

Hunger – Nonfiction from Diane Gottlieb in Atlas And Alice

Take two pieces of Wonder Bread, Classic White. Place them side by side on a dessert plate. In a small, black, cast-iron frying pan, toss a healthy slab of butter. Two tablespoons. Three if you dare! Turn the flame on low. While the butter melts, take a paring knife to a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar. Hold the bar over one slice of Wonder and begin to shave it down. Watch thin curls of chocolate gently tumble, blanketing the bread like a milk chocolate snowfall.

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(Nominated for Best of the Net Anthology 2023)

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