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TITLE (EDIT)
Elegant Provisions
DESCRIPTION
Everyone is looking for the "perfect recipe"...here is a personal favourite...bon appetit !
[420 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
Harvey Kennett
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wallace (We are Legion)
[November 2007]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (23)
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Eternal Diary (Poetry) Your clock is ticking... [123 words]
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Words To Die For... (Short Stories) The story of one man's obsession with words.... [571 words] [Horror]
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Elegant Provisions
Harvey Kennett

Ingredients
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Meat

Instructions
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Wait for the brain to stimulate the medulla, which in turn triggers glands to start salivating in earnest expectation.

So aroused, you need to locate a source of meat, sufficient enough to satisfy the burning, bestial craving.

Having identified a suitable source of succulent flesh, you will need to decide how best to procure said ingredient.

If the flesh is attached to a living entity, then it must be slaughtered prior to consumption, since meat that moves is difficult to consume.

Alternatively, if the meat belongs to a creature that has recently passed away, then it can be carried to a place of further preparation (if required). Care must be taken with meat that is already deceased; if it has been inert for an indeterminate amount of time, it may be contaminated.

Enjoy you meal and donít forget to send in your best recipes.

*******************************
Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed one of my favourite recipes for gathering the ingredients.

Anonymous.

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I awake in the dead of night, shrouded by the darkness of my own damnation.

My first thought is for meat. Fresh meat.

Saliva begins to form in my mouth. If my eyes are the windows to a once-owned soul, then my jaws are the entry to my body of suffering.

My joints creak as I slowly ease my form out of my bed. I stretch my arms and legs and the muscles tighten in anticipation of the coming slaughter.

My mouth is now awash with drooling desire. My appetite has been awakened and it must be sated.

I move, cat-like, to the dirty window frame and effortlessly open my window to the larder of my world.

Tonight, I shall dine on the death of the day-walkers, for they are my prey. My elegant provisions.

I slip out of the window and pause to smell the cold night air. I hear a creature in the distance unwittingly call for my attention. My food cannot be denied, for I am a considerate diner and leave nothing on the plate to offend my host.

It is time to assume the form of the hunter and walk unknown amongst my living larder. Some people want to meet you, some greet you, but I just want to eat you.

Itís the greatest compliment I can pay to the living, for the charity of their death alleviates the poverty of my existence.

Whilst you seek my companionship, in a bar or a club, for your own base desires, so I too seek yours for a desire greater than lust : Sustenance.

Perhaps tonight you will be lucky, and we shall dine together.

 

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"Harvey - nicely done. Love the "greet you, meet you, eat you" very clever." -- taylor, Canada.
"I did a google for the vampire culinary institute - came up empty. guess eating all your customers cuts down on advertising dollars. had an image of some little guy running around on a plate at the top - good job." -- Just A Guy.
"Many thanks for your kind words. I gotta rush. I'm popping our for a quick snack..." -- Harvey Kennett, Chelmsford, Essex, UK.

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© 2003 Harvey Kennett
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
December 2003
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