Flash Pulp 037 – Beef-pocalypse Part 1 of 1
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Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – 400 to 600 words brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Due to a recent illness in the Flash Pulp family, tonight we belatedly present a short chiller tale on the nature of choice.
Flash Pulp 037 – Beef-pocalypse, Part 1 of 1
Mom and Dad had always been accepting, but they’d never really understood.
“A little steak would do you good, get a little protein on them bones,” was about as bold a statement as they were willing to make on my eating habits.
At the time most of my friends didn’t even realize – I wasn’t the type to call attention to himself. My first year of university, however, I dated a girl named Helena, who was pretty hardcore into raw food. She pushed about it, but it just never happened for me.
It takes a lot to stand between me and lemon pie.
What broke the relationship wasn’t my need to bake, it was a discussion we were having regarding veganism.
“I don’t care if I’m wearing a cow on my feet, I just don’t want to put one through my digestive tract,” was the last thing I ever said to her.
A few days later I was talking it out with a friend, and he struck right at the heart of beef-pocalypse:
“You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time,” isn’t just an old saying, it’s a survival trait.”
So, great, genetically modified food and homogeneous farm practices have poisoned 96% of the country, and I’m proof of some sort of socially instituted survival of the fittest.
I just wish it hadn’t turned them all into zombies.
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