257. You know what’s wrong with this meringue?

“You know what’s wrong with this meringue?” the food critic spouted after three spoonfuls.

The chef did.

Not enough arsenic.



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9 thoughts on “257. You know what’s wrong with this meringue?

  1. araneus1 says:

    smiling out loud

  2. Awesome! The stories keep getting better and better! 😀

  3. thewriteedge says:

    Ah, good old arsenic. Nice to know that even the digital age writers are loyal to it. :>

  4. kellygrow says:

    Haha! I guess a proper amount of arsenic would compensate for taste flaws.

  5. Kate Loveton says:

    Clever, clever!

  6. JustDeb says:

    Love it, my kind of story!

  7. jas55 says:

    Is that it? Just 3 lines?

  8. When you say ‘300 words or less’, you aren’t kiddling about the ‘or less’ part are you? Must be pretty unusual for the title to be roughly 50% of the story length. But then, less is more (except with arsenic).

  9. […] you rather eat a curiously flavoured meringue? Or would you like to get lost in a murderous maze? Take your pick and fill in the poll below. The […]

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