26 Fruits

The naturalised citizen of the Great British fruit bowl

Exotic, but not foreign
I tell stories of places as far-flung as India and Malaysia, Mexico and Hawaii. But I never alienate my audience.

Sweet, but not sickly
I’m naturally sweet and polite; not sugar-coated, syrupy or saccharine.

Sticky, but not tacky
I use alliteration and rhetoric to make my stories stick. But fruity puns are rotten.

Mango by Anelia Varela