Maybe It Was The Aphrodisiacs?

Well…here I have another flash fiction post – this one is purely fiction, no real events at all. It is loosely inspired by a song…which I could not resist linking to the end of the post. This post is in response to the writing prompt from The Haunted Wordsmith, who has given us the genre of Medical Office:

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How do you think you did?” asked Doctor Ross. He stood up and walked towards me, offering me one of the aphrodisiac white chocolate glazed liqueur truffles he had laid out on the tray on his desk.

blushingI gazed at the Doctor with a blush that I knew was not only colouring my cheeks, but making my pulse race. I was still straightening my clothes and trying to tidy up my hair. I felt perspiration beading in the small of my back as Dr Ross drew closer to me.

Well…I don’t know. I mean, it was lovely, really lovely, but I don’t know how I did. What do you think Dr Ross?

dr ross.jpgThat’s the problem Miss Finch. You have no self-belief. To achieve your goals, you need to establish better self-esteem and believe in your abilities. We have been over this several times.” Doctor Ross let out a loud sigh. “I don’t know where to go next with you. Perhaps I ought to refer you to another Doctor.

Oh no please Doctor, I really think you have helped me make so much progress. I am sure you are going to cure me.

Alright Miss Finch, we will continue with your therapy until your next review is due. I think it’s good to keep thinking back on why you started this therapy and keep focused on your goals.”

aphrodisiacI sat there letting the liqueur truffle melt in my mouth slowly and remembering the advert I saw in the local newspaper: “DR ROSS – EXPERT LOVE THERAPIST” and the glowing testimonials from his previous patients.

What was the reason you came to to the clinic to begin with Miss Finch?

Well, I was feeling unlovable after my boyfriend moved to the opposite side of the planet.” (But that was all before I had met Dr Ross!)

And do you remember the long-term goal you set?

To go out to Australia and surprise him with my new confidence.” (I had no intention of going out to Australia after I had met Dr Ross!)

And what were the short-term goals  you set in order to reach that goal?

Well I was going to build up my confidence and self-esteem.” (Dr Ross had done wonders for my confidence and self-esteem!)

How were you going to do that?

Well, I started with having a make-over and a new hair style. Then I updated my dowdy wardrobe so that my style is more feminine and eye-catching. And then I was going to apply myself to studying the art of making love in a way that will make him feel he cannot live without me.” (I had especially enjoyed the tutelage of Dr Ross as he helped me to expand my understanding of this art.)

And where do you think you are at with your short term goals Miss Finch?

Well, in all honesty Dr Ross, I think I understand the theory, I just need a lot more practice. But I am starting to feel as if I am nearly there. There are a few techniques I think I need more help with.” (I had forgotten about my plans for Australia and fallen in love with Dr Ross and there was no way I was going to give up my sessions with him now!)

I am pleased to hear you feel as if you have made progress and of course it is important to capitalise on that progress and move forward with a view to achieving your goals. Which techniques do you feel you need more practice with Miss Finch?

Should I show you Doctor Ross?

We shall proceed Miss Finch. But remember, confidence, self-esteem!

Yes Doctor Ross!” I loved it when Dr Ross ordered me around.

Highheeld Businesswoman Stepping On Businessman's Tie

With one swift sweep, I pushed everything off the desk Dr Ross sat behind, including his tray of aphrodisiac white chocolate truffles, and I climbed up into the desk. I could be confident!


22 thoughts on “Maybe It Was The Aphrodisiacs?”

  1. Noooooooooooooo!

    Not the TRUFFLES!!!


    (50) Shades of Grey!

    I remember every word of that song from when i was a very young boy and my favourite Aunt would play it on her 45 record player – the original Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren version, waaaay back before we had on-line videos! 🙂


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    1. Well…if they had been dark chocolate truffles, she would have just taken the truffles and ditched the Doctor.

      The Peter Sellers/Sophia Loren version is the one I am familiar with…but I can’t find a decent video of it.

      I have heard of that film Bob – but it’s not in the genre of films I like to watch – think Finding Nemo/The Sound Of Music/Despicable Me/My Fair Lady

      This post was just a bit of fun. I have a few people in my life who seem to be willing for me to hitch up with someone else. I am in love with my Goldfinch until he steals my bank cards or gives me a black eye or something. But he did not do that here and I am hoping he won’t do that in Australia. (I am joking – he is lovely and would never do that.)

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      1. My preference for truffles is for the Belgian kind, more than any particular outer coating (or inner colour/flavour for that matter). Have you heard of/tried any Duc D’O? My personal favourites. 🙂

        Errr…. what ‘film’?? You mean the You-tube clip? I tried to send you The Beatles. ‘Dr Robert’. Was there a pre-ad or did you get a trailer instead or something??

        I recently tried to open a clip on someone’s website and got a Chris Isaac video which clearly was not what other people were seeing or were supposed to see. I think WP is doing some weird stuff lately??

        I did get the ‘gist’ of the post (well, you did explain it perfectly before the clip after all! 🙂 )

        I do not know G other than from your descriptions, but i don’t believe he would do that either.

        I don’t believe he would intentionally hurt you in any way. I’m not sure though of just what it is that you will end up getting from your relationship?

        It seems he has given you good things already, such as some much needed happiness from a male member of the species. A willingness to engage in romance and to have an open heart (that i would not wish to ever see get hurt). New shared experiences and views. All of which may be sufficiently satisfying to you for your ‘investment’ in him. Your satisfaction is all that is necessary.

        As long as neither of you expects anything more?

        (Personally, if i felt as you seem to do, i could not help myself but to, if not expect, then at least to hope for a little ‘more’.)

        If there is anything you need to know about Australia before you come over that G has not already clued you up on, feel free to ask anytime and i’ll do what i can to help!) 😉

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        1. I honestly think Goldfinch just wants to enjoy life and all it’s wonder and pleasures without over-complicating anything. He works hard.

          As for what I hope…I am a happy person…but my life seems up in the air. I have a purpose and a career and a world of friends…but the crime I was victim of yanked me away from where I belong. I am trying to get back there, but my journey is frustratingly slow.

          When I am with Goldfinch and safe in his arms, I forget all my worries and all the challenges. So the thought has sometimes run through my head that I want to stay in his arms every day of my life.


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            1. I did not notice that random “I” – I am rushing about because I need to head out – a busy busy day ahead!
              I don’t think I have heard of Duc D’O truffles – but if they sell them in Australia I will look out for them there.
              I am sure I do have more questions about Australia – when I have time I will send you a list.
              I saw the Dr Roberts video. No, it was the other film you mentioned. “50 shades of cringe – I can’t believe that this is allowed to be made into a film – this is preposterous”.

              I don’t want to second guess Goldfinch. I just want too enjoy every moment with him. I have not seen him in six months and I am longing to be with him.

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    1. Well it was the Dr Ross character that made George a household name. I don’t remember Dr Ross having a beard.

      I was in my late teens/early twenties while ER was broadcast on Channel 4. I realized back then I had a thing for older men. And so it seems to have been the case ever since. Jack was a shocking 14 years older than me. Goldfinch is 10 years older than me.

      I am on the fence with beards…I like the look of them (unless we are talking about an Uncle Albert beard – as in Delboy Trotter’s Uncle), but I have not had the experience of receiving a smooch from a man with a beard. So I am not sure I can be certain whether I am for or against them.

      lol – I think I had to stop the story there! It was more risque than anything else I have written.

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