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Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest

August 2006 Winner: Mariana Williams, Lettuce Prey
Honorable Mention: Dana Lambrose, Well Done
Honorable Mention: Paul Halewijn, Is That It?
View the 2006 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions. View the contest rules.

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August 2006 Honorable Mention
Is That It?
by Paul Halewijn


    Staring at object behind the glass, Secret Agent Armstrong leans in for a closer look. The aroma is unfamiliar yet hugely appetizing, he is starving, no lunch yet. The lab door opens, as the boss strolls in, Armstrong acts busy.
    “Is that it?” Bentley asks. Armstrong steps away from the glass forgetting his hunger for the moment. “Security found this trapped inside an old freezer, buried outside the safe zone. It appears to be some kind of multi layered food”. Bentley nods knowingly.
    “Sir, I ran diagnostics and found several distinct design strains, protein, carbohydrate, and…” Bentley holds up his hand for silence
    “Armstrong, in the old days before PETA took over, animals were used, as a primary food source, cows mostly.” Both men stared at the object, Armstrong, practically drooling, licking his lips, picturing the object begging to be eaten. .
    “What we have here Armstrong, is a Cheeseburger. A prehistoric, cardiac monster, banned almost 200 years ago”.
“It sure does smell tasty Sir! Could we try it? I mean eat some of it? All of it?” Bentley ponders the request, rubs his chin, smiles and nods. “Armstrong, it’s all yours!”
    “Oh boy! I am sooooo hungry!”
     “Sooooo hungry, soooo hungry, mmmmmmmm, so hungry. Gasping awake, “what, where am I?” Sitting up, Armstrong, looks around, and remembers where he is, stranded on a deserted island dreaming of a cheeseburger and cool drink. Waves of hunger wash over him. He lies back down to sleep, dying, delirious. “Mmmmmmmmm, cheeseburgers."

 

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