Meatballs by Walter Bjorkman


Totally uninspired by the theme Red Meat, the writer decides to immerse himself in the equivalent of Method Acting, deciding to eat red meat tonight. And the next. And the next. Fully aware the Method Writer has eaten red meat the same 3 times in the last six months.

Mmmmmmmmeatballs and spaghetti crowned with a thick, stick to the top of the pot tomato sauce, laced with thin sliced garlic-sauteed green peppers and mushrooms, frosted with an aged rime of Pecorino Toscano.

One and one quarter pound packs of highly fatted ground are the smallest pre-packaged ones on the shelves, perfect for three days of red meat indulgence. No filler used, just fresh ground peppercorns, minced scallion and a dash of sea salt. Browned in olive oil over high heat to perfection. Set to simmer in the over-sized pot as the sauce reduces, mingling just slightly its meaty juice into the fold.

Gotta make this all at one time, the greater the volume, the better the cooking, the mellower the taste. Big fat meatballs too, not those tiny cocktail ones.

“It’s floating!!!”


“Your shit is floating in the bowl, you didn’t flush all the way as usual.”

“Well, so it floats, what’s that mean?”

“Animal fat. You agreed to go vegan. Our last chance to make a go of it, you know how much it means to me. After four months, I go away for the weekend, and you’re back into the red meat! I want a divorce.”

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4 responses to “Meatballs by Walter Bjorkman

  1. Somehow I think their problems aren’t just about diet. And really? I had no idea you could tell if a person ate animal products from their poop. Interesting even if it is a little too much information!

    Now we know why the author restricted his impulses to only 3 days!

    Nicely written.

  2. guy

    I don’t want it to, but after digesting this week’s new meat, there is one image that floats to the top. You know what it is. Thanks a lot.

  3. Hee-hee! So much great stuff here, I love your whimsical writing style. And now I know the mystery behind floaters. Off to share with the kids :^) Peace…

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

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