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Title: PseudoPod 808: Food Man
Post by: Bdoomed on May 02, 2022, 04:33:46 PM
PseudoPod 808: Food Man (https://pseudopod.org/2022/04/29/pseudopod-808-food-man/)

Author: Lisa Tuttle (https://pseudopod.org/people/lisa-tuttle/)
Narrator: Kat Day (https://pseudopod.org/people/kat-day/)
Host: M. M. Schill (https://pseudopod.org/people/m-m-schill/)
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett (https://pseudopod.org/people/marty-perrett/)

“Food Man” was originally published in Crank! and was nominated for an Otherwise Award, known at the time as the Tiptree Award.



Dinner was the real problem.

Mornings, it was easy to rush out of the house without eating; when it wasn’t, when her mother made an issue of it, she’d eat an orange or half a grapefruit. At lunchtime she was either at school or out so there was no one to pressure her into eating anything she didn’t want. But dinner was a problem. She had to sit there, surrounded by her family, and eat whatever her mother had prepared, and no matter how she pushed it around her plate it was obvious how little she was eating. She experimented with dropping bits on the floor and secreting other bits in her sleeves or in her pockets, but it wasn’t easy, her mother’s eyes were so sharp, and she’d rather eat than suffer a big embarrassing scene.




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