Thursday, August 28, 2014

Grub's Up


PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Madison Woods
I see it wriggling with yellow goo seeping out of its side.  My companions look at me with a mix of revulsion and expectancy.  I should have never volunteered. 

Squelch.

The rains have been good and it is fat having gorged on sap from roots of the Witchetty Bush.

The yellow stuff dribbles out onto my finger as I gag at the first attempt.

My mouth goes to work.  The flavour they said is like fried egg with a hint of nuts.  I focus on finishing it.  

I see her watching me with a smile.  Was it worth it? Probably.
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Written for 
Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

And before you ask it is all fiction.  There are still a few things I don't eat, while I'll try and keep an open mind on Witchetty Grubs, I have no immediate plans to include them in my diet.  Though Bush Tucker is a different matter altogether. And the music is something else.


17 comments :

  1. "I see her watching me with a smile. Was it worth it? Probably."

    Nooooo! Not worth it at all! :-)

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    1. It's just like a brownie that's soft in the middle, slightly crunchy at the edges
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      Thanks for reading and commenting ZS

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    Wow, that totally destroyed my appetite. Good story though. But...eew.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. So no seconds for you then Rochelle? Glad you liked the story though :-)

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  3. Same feeling as I get when reading about eating grubs, insect pizza, etc...only worse. Not even sure being covered with dark chocolate would work and you desecrate brownies by linking the two items!! :-)

    janet

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    1. Apparently Janet everything tastes like chicken :-) Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  4. Subroto, Creative story. I looked up the links and it was interesting, but I think I'll stick with what I'm used to. I'm not that curious about what insects taste like. :( Well written. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan I am glad you liked it. If news reports are to be believed then insects are the food of the future :-)

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  5. She must be quite a girl to make it worthwhile! I love escargot. I suppose it is a grub. When it is smothered with garlic, I don't see its worminess. :-)

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    1. True, everything is palatable when smothered with garlic :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Hafong.

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  6. No way I would eat that. Ever! On the upside, I'm not contemplating an afternoon snack anymore :)

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    1. Works well as an appetite suppressant then :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Janna.

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  7. That created a great bit of tension and surprise in just a few words. Why did he volunteer? Could he do it? Was he doing it to impress a woman? Was it going to work? Lots of questions; very well-crafted story!

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    1. Thanks Perry glad you liked it.

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  8. urgh! dude! :)

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting John, I hope that worked up your appetite.

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  9. Great story, you pictured it all so clearly... gulp! I suppose I'll stick to octopus and clams. It took me some time to be able to eat that, can't imagine larvae... even thought I know of all the benefits. I tried escargots, but I really don't like them, smothered in garlic or not.

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