In Order by John Wentworth Chapin

Stranded. They tried to figure out what would spoil first and eat that. The ground beef was already warm, but they were beyond the point of caring about taste. They ate small, cautious bites at first. She said it tasted like when she was little and she would snack on meatloaf meat with her mom while she cooked. He didn’t answer but took another bite.
It was like biting his own mouth, and he wondered aloud how his mouth knew to chew only the cow meat and not the Jim meat. She suggested that they wait and see when they got hungry next. Maybe they’d be rescued. Maybe not. But no point in just eating all the food. He asked if she wanted to dance and she thought about it before saying no. It just seemed like too desperate an attempt to make things better. He asked what was wrong with that, and she didn’t have an answer.

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3 responses to “In Order by John Wentworth Chapin

  1. What a wonderful little world. Well, maybe not for the castaways, but I would have said yes to the dance. :)

  2. Love the cannibalistic undertone here. And the quiet menace. Peace…

  3. Pingback: Wk #11 – Red Meat « 52|250 A Year of Flash

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