My interview with famed monster killer, Gepard Baptiste, proved quite bizarre. Often, he paused to shoot out the cafe window, killing slobbering beasts with too many mouths, tentacles, and bat wings.
“It’s a hard life,” said Baptiste, devouring a spoonful of expensive bluefin tuna ceviche.
“But the pay is good?”
“I accept nothing, save the odd snack,” he said, wiping the finest gooseliver foie gras from his mouth. “I must go. I am needed at Cafe DuMont. A most challenging location.”
“Are there many monsters there?”
He looked like a man facing death. “The leg of lamb is often under spiced.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/10/21/23-october-2020/
Bluefin Tuna is one of the most expensive fish you can buy. “Bluefin tuna sashimi is a particular delicacy in Japan. For example, an Atlantic bluefin caught off eastern United States sold for $247,000 at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo in 2008.”
Ceviche: a dish made with raw fish. I am not a fish lover, but I do like ceviche.
Foie Gras: A French delicacy. “foie gras is defined as the liver of a duck or goose fattened by gavage.”