The Hard Life

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/10/21/23-october-2020/

Author’s Notes:

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.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_bluefin_tuna#Cuisine

Ceviche: a dish made with raw fish. I am not a fish lover, but I do like ceviche.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceviche

Foie Gras: A French delicacy. “foie gras is defined as the liver of a duck or goose fattened by gavage.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foie_gras

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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14 Responses to The Hard Life

  1. Dear Eric,

    I’m a fish lover…particularly sashimi. Ceviche is wonderful. A monster killer has to have his priorities straight, doesn’t he? He certainly has good taste. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Lyn says:

    Under spiced lamb??? Say it isn’t so!! 😮 That is almost sacrilege. You at least have to have Rosemary and garlic.

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  3. Noooo – not the underspiced leg of lamb! 🙂 I have to ask – do different monsters turn up depending on what Gepard is being served?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Gads! How did you know? Yes, when eating the ceviche, the tentacled Brillicons arrive. With lamb shanks, the fanged and athletic Dithoritics bound in. With roast squab, it’s the bat-winged Theagures. This is all detailed in the infamous book, the Monstromicon. 😉

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  4. granonine says:

    Raw fish. Only if I were starving, isolated on a raft with nothing to eat and no rescue in sight. THEN maybe I could get it down. Maybe.

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  5. draliman says:

    Now that’s what I call a “snack” 🙂

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  6. msjadeli says:

    A man who is comfortable in his skin and one who has discerning taste. Oh and is an accurate shot! A nice combination of attributes.

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