Just one bite. What harm could it do? The stories are in for our thirtieth forum writer's challenge, eight in all, although one is what you might call a special entry (see that tale for the details). The theme this time was "Forbidden Fruit," a pregnant but ambiguous phrase that could mean almost anything but which usually puts each of us in mind of one thing in particular. And just what was that one thing? Read the stories and find out. Voting can start anytime and wraps up June 15. PM this account with your first, second, and third place picks. See a problem with a story? Let me know and I'll do my best to fix it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write and read. Without further ado: 1. "The Waitress" 2. "Forbidden" 3. "The Adventures of Lynny the Leopard" 4. "Four Seasons of the Cinnamon Roll" 5. "Lolita Sings the Blues" 6. "Lord, Have Mercy" 7. "Desert Gardens" 8. "Judging Blue Eyes"