If the restaurateur has high standards, demands perfection, and exhibits cannibalistic tendencies, it's best to stay on his good side to avoid becoming the main ingredient of a special dish. (Four 500-word flash stories featuring Charles Goodwin of The Giggling Mongoose.) More
If the restaurateur has high standards, demands perfection, and exhibits cannibalistic tendencies, it's best to stay on his good side to avoid becoming the main ingredient of a special dish.
"Salt of The Air" — Charles Goodwin explains the process of air curing salted meat to a police officer investigating a fired waiter's disappearance.
"Swine of The Earth" — Charles Goodwin explains to a new chef that taking shortcuts with his signature swine dish can have lethal but delicious consequences.
"Honey of The Fire" — Charles Goodwin prepares a special honey flambé dish for his wedding anniversary after catching his wife spanking the barmaid in the women restroom.
"Rice of The Water" — Charles Goodwin feeds the carnivorous fishes in the lobby aquarium while complaining to the distributor about a recent rice shipment and the rude delivery driver.
These four 500-word flash stories were first published in the Elements of Horror anthology (Elements of Horror Press, April 2010).
C.D. Reimer writes about the everyday reality that he finds weird, twisted and absurd for which most people accept as being perfectly normal. He lives and works in Silicon Valley, consoling hurt computers and fixing broken users.