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Sweet Escape

If a black hole was to take me to some faraway place, I would hope to find myself in Willy Wonka's Land of Candy. The grass, edible of course, is green and lush. The hot melted chocolate that flows through the river is neither too thick nor too thin. Mixed by waterfall, the chocolate is just the right viscosity. The sweet, red candy apples that hang from the trees glisten in the sunlight. Swizzled lollipops grow like wildflowers and the walkways are lined with candy canes. The red and white spotted mushrooms are hardly vegetables at all, but rather strawberry jam and marshmallow fluff. And of course, the land is inhabited and well taken care of by Oompa-Loompas.

ANDREA BROMBERG