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Janet Colson



Bitter-sweet burst on the tip of her tongue,

firecracker of perfect alchemy pressed to a

wafer-thin wisp of devilment. Was it possible?


Had they tricked her? Chocolate was so honest in America,

tainted with purity like Reese’s rule book

on a high school treat. Not so


this chocolat; seeping velvet, melting moment

of senseful, senseless, pleasure-filled richness;


oh-so-innocent on gold leaf.


Just as dark passions unravel in Chocolat, so Janet Colson enjoys exploring art and intrigue in her stage-work Dali’s Womb, Maidment Theatre 2013, and her novel The Shark Party, published in 2014 by Escalator Press.


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