Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on April 22, 2010

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia MarquezOpening line:
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”

Mr Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot’s comments:
I feel the same way about the smell of boiling shrimp shells. Hands bump as we sift out pink exoskeletons with a slotted spoon. Eyes meet through pungent steam. Delicately salted, if you know what I mean.

The fate: overcooked, rubbery shrimp. It was not meant to be.

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