[50/50] Short Story #16: “They’re Made Out of Meat”

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Short Story #16: “They’re Made Out of Meat” —Terry Bisson (1990)

StarryNightBacon-thumb-500x363You think you’re existential? This snappy kick-to-the-gut will leave you cold and reeling. Comprised solely of dialog between 2 characters, “They’re Made of Meat” has a twisted Twilight Zone vibe that would have made Rod Serling proud. Which is pretty impressive considering this short short story is essentially a humor piece. Black, black gallows humor, to be sure, but still. I’d say more singing its praises, but then I’d run the risk of writing a commentary longer than the original. Just go read it:

http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html

“Bacon Starry Night” courtesy of instructables.   See the rest of the countdown here.

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