I like ham and bacon but I don’t like slaughtering the pig.

I like fried chicken but I don’t like chopping off the chicken’s head.

Crawdads aren’t so bad. Pick em out of the creek, bring em home, toss em in a pot of boiling water, and when you take out the tail meat, it’s already cooked. Throw it into a pie crust with a can of cream of mushroom soup, onions, peppers, spices and corn starch, and stick in into the oven to bake.

Right from the creek into your dad-gummed stomach – crawdad pie.


94 words

Photo by Enisa

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

10 Responses

  1. I’ll pass, thanks…. 🙂

  2. I read recently that it is now illegal in Switzerland to boil lobsters while they’re still alive. Guess this would be similar but then again, I don’t think they have crawdads in that country.

  3. Haha! Cute story in a recipe!

  4. Our native English crayfish is much prettier. But I can’t remember tasting one.

    • You would remember tasting one if you had. There is a French insult which in English goes something like “You have the smell of the taste of the English crayfish.”

  5. So cute, not sure if the crawdad would agree though 🙂 First time I’ve come across this word by the way, don’t think we have any in India.

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