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Lemons
Friday, June 27, 2008

Mal muses on the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” right after the war. Extremely short one-shot drabble.


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Originally written for the LiveJournal group ff_friday. Redux 15: Challenge 205: something bitter-tasting.

Rating: PG Word Count: 137 Characters: Mal Disclaimer: The characters and ‘verse of Firefly belong to Joss Whedon and the gang at Mutant Enemy. I’m just borrowing them for a bit, and I’ll put everything back when I’m done. No harm intended, no harm done. Beta: None. Read at your own risk. Notes: I was reflecting on the events of the past few years of my life last night, and this short drabble started writing itself in my head.


“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Isn’t that what they used to say?

Maybe if you only have a couple of lemons, some sugar, and clear water. But, I don’t have those last two things anymore.

Life doesn’t just give you a couple of ‘em either. It rains down on you until you’re downing in it: Mama’s gone. Shadow’s gone. War’s lost. All those fine soldiers are dead. I don’t even believe in God anymore.

How can I make lemonade out of that? It’s impossible! It can’t be done. All that you can do is to eat the lemons raw. You can learn to live with the taste. It doesn’t stop being bitter, but you don’t wince at it after a while.

Sometimes when life gives you lemons, that’s all you got. Sweetness becomes a myth.

COMMENTS

Friday, June 27, 2008 6:55 PM

MANATREE


I really like that last sentence! A perfect end to the entire sentiment.

Friday, June 27, 2008 10:56 PM

AMDOBELL


Poor Mal. I can understand him having no sugar but what happened to the water? Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Saturday, June 28, 2008 1:47 AM

STEAMER


AMEN, BROTHER.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:33 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Amen, Sister! to paraphrase Steamer.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:56 AM

BLACKBEANIE


That's very Mal-ish. Great job.

Sunday, June 29, 2008 6:37 PM

KK


:) Very shiny! It seems you've captured Mal's thoughts really well. I like how eloquently you blended his musings with an explanation of why he is who he is.


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