It was only a small box of fruit. It was harmless, but had to be kept secret. She could smell it, the aroma, the deliciousness, even through the heavy closed curtains. She hoped she was the only one.
The disease cost so many lives, including their parents, but she and her brother had survived. The poor who could not afford the precious life saving fruit, were dying at an alarming rate.
She closed the curtains tighter.
75 words – delicious