– DE MONTE Y MAR’s Tuesdays of Texture: 2017 Week 18. Photos ©2017 Leara Morris-Clark.
“The apples taunted me.”
“What brings you here, Bernerd?”
He began, “The doctor said I have high cholesterol, could have a heart attack, told me to stop eating meat. I love meat!”
He paused and looked at the group leader. His eyes widened when he saw a T-bone steak sitting across from him.
“Go on, Bernerd,” The steak insisted.
He hesitated. “I’m a cop working security at the Steampunk Fair. I was on break so I decided to bob for apples. The apples taunted me.”
He continued. “I think not eating meat is bad.”
“What do you think?” Ms. Steak asked the group.
The apples surrounding Bernerd bobbed up and down in sympathetic support.
– Written for Microcosms (13). Prompts were Cop/Fair/Steampunk. WC 110
‘Meating Ms. Steak’ was named honorable mention for this contest.