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Quandries of the Flesh

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If you search “fish and chicken” in Google images, you get a surprising number of chicken-fish, fish-in-chicken, chicken-in-fish images that range from the oddly realistic to the freakish graphic novel variety. Oh, what a wild world, this realm we call the Internet.

So, here’s the thing. My family is pescetarian. You can read about the beginning of, and reasons for, that lifestyle choice here, if you wish. Long story short, I stopped eating all animal flesh in the Summer of 2010, and reincorporated seafood about a year later. My husband has been pescetarian since the Summer of 2011. We typically eat lots of beans, a moderate amount of eggs and seafood once or twice a week. I eat very little dairy, keeping it mainly to plain Greek yogurt for breakfast.

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Ed sat high up in his tree, waiting for the deer. They’d come eventually, they always did. Whether or not he’d get one was another story altogether.

He was good at sitting still for long periods of time. He’d learned to do it after repeated beatings for fidgeting in church, wiggling at the dinner table, whatever his mother thought was irritating or inappropriate.

Forty years is too long to give a damn about what your mother thinks.

Ed couldn’t help it. The dead bitch held court in his head, reminding him that his large ugly body was in the way and offensive.

If he could, he’d kill her all over again.

Photo courtesy of http://thedudescorner.ca/Autumn%20Scenes-1.html.

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