The Asmat chief’s wife tossed banana, yam, cassava and butterfly larva into the pot. When the stew bubbled she filled her husband’s bowl.
“Ick. My mother’s was thicker,” he groused. “This needs more body.”
The Asmat chief’s wife added him to the pot. “Now I win me four Michelin stars.”
Ozzie Nogg’s Flash Fiction has been published in Diddledog, Dew on the Kudzu, Apollo’s Lyre, FLASHSHOT, Apocrypha and Abstractions, and 50 to 1. Her very short work, Escape From Crete, is represented in the 100 Stories for Haiti Anthology. In 2003, her story, Blue Plate Special, appeared in MARGIN: Exploring Modern Magic Realism, and was later nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her book of personal stories, Joseph’s Bones, won First Place in the 2005 Writer’s Digest Press International Self-Published Book Awards. Ozzie’s foray into poetry, Occasioned by George’s Visit, Two Bottles of Chablis and Vol. 155 No. 4 of National Geographic, can be read online at Archeology Magazine. Visit her at: rabbisdaughter.com.