Monday, February 4, 2008

Prompt: Chowder


"This is fantastic, Mary."

"It’s Aunt Jo’s famous corn chowder."

"Could I have the recipe?"

"Sorry, family secret. You know how it goes."

"I’m not family? One hint, I can’t place this flavor."

"That’s why it’s a secret," she snips, giving me a look. We eat on in silence, ‘til:

"What’s this?"


"I don’t know, it sunk back in the bowl. It looked like it had eyes."

"I’m sure it was nothing."

I take another bite. I feel something odd, and spit it out in my hand. "This is nothing?"

She gulps.

"Haven’t you ever heard of a chowderhead?"

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