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November 19, 2021

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This week’s photo courtesy of Dale Rogerson.

Free wood (100 words)

I love November. Short days, long nights, cold winds. Humans are abundant in November chopping wood to heat their homes. Always hasty, the humans make mistakes. Like thinking they can get something for free.

My sign worked beautifully. Like moths to a flame, “FREE FIREWOOD!” brought dinner to my doorstep.

My Wendigo family eats well tonight: chilled eyeball crudités, lung tourtiere pot stickers with nasal fluid dipping sauce, ribs with belly fat glaze and liver pudding with warm blood drizzle for dessert.

Care to join us, friend? You’ll eat well, too. It’s BYOB so don’t forget to bring your body.


22 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2021 8:45 am

    Will the warm blood drizzle be served in demitasse cups?
    If not, I’ll bring my giant friend, Hugo along. He’s good for some Sizzlin’, Smokin’ Hot Spelunkers (patent pending).


  2. November 19, 2021 9:43 am

    Well, bloody hell.
    I’ve already made the dinner party menu. Now I need to go back and add all this: “chilled eyeball crudités, lung tourtiere pot stickers with nasal fluid dipping sauce, ribs with belly fat glaze and liver pudding with warm blood drizzle for dessert.”
    Very funny. Well imagined and well done.

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  3. November 19, 2021 12:34 pm


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  4. November 20, 2021 11:40 am

    Is this feast limited to ogres or can any beast attend? I’ll bring the toe jam bruschetta on toasted kidney slices…

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  5. November 20, 2021 12:46 pm

    Eew! Glad I finished my lunch before reading this one! Great imagination there—uh, I HOPE it’s imagination 🙂

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  6. November 21, 2021 6:19 am

    Dear Michael,

    Please accept my regrets at not being able to attend the dinner party. 😉 Grisly entertainment this one.



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  7. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit permalink
    November 22, 2021 8:09 am

    Well there is a real message to this dystopian nightmare! I could not agree with you more about people expecting things for free…and metaphorically therefore deserving their fate…

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  8. November 22, 2021 9:34 am

    Yihihihikes! Such a detailed menu. I’m sorry, but I won’t attend. (And I was going to a place that announced free firewood, was a barn full of old wood scraps and furniture, I guess I was lucky.) What a horribly fun story.

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  9. November 22, 2021 8:23 pm

    Oh, oh my. I’m afraid I can’t make it due to being incredibly busy, antisocial and attached to my body at the moment. However, I will be sure to pass on the invite to a few people who … well, I think they deserve to be – I mean have – to have a nice, delicious meal for – I mean with – some gracious neighbors like you all.


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