Live to Eat

April 7, 2021 at 3:03 pm 49 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 April 2021

Brenda Cox
Photo Credit: Brenda Cox

Andre lived by the dictum, “Live to Eat“ as opposed to, “Eat to Live.”

To him, everything was fair game including bugs, frogs, rats, bats, cats, dogs, reptiles, and monkeys, as long as they could be boiled, fried or broiled.

It wasn’t surprising that wherever he traveled, Andre always visited the local wet market to see what it had to offer. If that wasn’t enough to satisfy his bizarre appetite, he’d risk going to more exotic places even where the cannibals lived.

Sadly, it was during one of those forays that Andre never returned and ended up being food himself.

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49 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  April 7, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    At least he died as he lived

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    • 2. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:39 am

      neil:

      if that is any consolation. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. GHLearner  |  April 7, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Ouch. I’m kind of relieved though, I expected him to return with yet another zoonosis.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

      gabi:

      thank goodness for that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Dora  |  April 7, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Moral of the tale: Be careful when people say they want to have you over for dinner.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

      dora:

      well said. 🙂

      Reply
      • 7. Dora  |  April 8, 2021 at 9:13 am

        Thank you Plaridel.

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        • 8. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm

          dora:

          my pleasure. 🙂

          Reply
  • 9. Tannille  |  April 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Haha bam. Great karmic twist!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

      tannille:

      you can say that again. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Iain Kelly  |  April 8, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Andre really only has himself to blame!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

      iain:

      hopefully, it was a risk well taken in his case. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Sandra  |  April 8, 2021 at 1:23 am

    The cycle of life, I guess.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:37 am

      sandra:

      it seems like that’s what happened here.

      Reply
  • 15. ahtdoucette  |  April 8, 2021 at 5:12 am

    LOL. And, this is what happens. Great story.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:36 am

      anne:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for reading. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. michael1148humphris  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:04 am

    You made me laugh, thank you.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:36 am

      michael:

      it’s been my pleasure. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Mason Bushell  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Yes, the Chinese along with all of the oriental countries need to completely change the way they consume everything in sight. They alone are responsible for more than half the extinctions on the planet. Good story, well done.

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:39 am

      mason:

      plant-based diet is the best.

      Reply
      • 21. Mason Bushell  |  April 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

        I completely agree. That way no animals have to die and everything we eat will be fully sustainable.

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        • 22. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:17 pm

          mason:

          my sentiments exactly.

          Reply
  • 23. trentpmcd  |  April 8, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Live by the sword, die by the,… hmm, maybe the word “sword” should be changed to “fork”…

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      trent:

      i totally agree. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Bear  |  April 8, 2021 at 11:26 am

    That’s… well, funny. Sad, but funny. He got to finally be what he always sought… a weird turn of events.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      jellico:

      i’m afraid he asked for it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 27. Susan St.Pierre  |  April 8, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Is that why we say, “you are what you eat.”? or is that, “you are eaten by what you are.” ? Delightful story! lol

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 8, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      susan:

      i guess both are correct depending on the situation. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. draliman  |  April 9, 2021 at 12:40 am

    It’s how he would have wanted to go 🙂

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    • 31. plaridel  |  April 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      draliman:

      he had no idea. 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. James McEwan  |  April 9, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I can imagine the flavours Andre offered as an exotic dish.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  April 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      james:

      with proper seasoning, it should be a winner. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. earthskyair  |  April 9, 2021 at 7:02 am

    A little more inspiration for anyone considering a vegan lifestyle!

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    • 35. plaridel  |  April 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      earthskyair:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 36. rochellewisoff  |  April 9, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Roasted leg of Andre. Hope he didn’t give the cannibals indigestion with his bizarre diet. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 37. plaridel  |  April 9, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      rochelle:

      i certainly hope so. it cost him more than an arm and a leg after all. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. Russell Gayer  |  April 9, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    I hope he wasn’t too tough or stringy. As a big eater, I bet he had plenty of fat.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  April 10, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      russell:

      LOL. i don’t think he’d take it as a compliment. 🙂

      Reply
  • 40. pennygadd51  |  April 10, 2021 at 2:16 am

    What an imaginative take on the prompt! It’s a good parable, too, that he died because of his obsession.

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    • 41. plaridel  |  April 10, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      penny:

      sadly, he lived and died for it.

      Reply
  • 42. Elizabeth Young  |  April 10, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Surprise! I thought he was going to catch Covid!

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    • 43. plaridel  |  April 10, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      liz:

      that was my initial plan but changed at the last minute. 🙂

      Reply
  • 44. msjadeli  |  April 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Not your usual fare, Plaridel, pun intended. Sounds like an appetite run amok. Sounds like Ted Nugent!

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    • 45. plaridel  |  April 10, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      msjadeli:

      well, like they, say variety is the spice of life. 🙂

      Reply
  • 46. granonine  |  April 12, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Ew. Was he in the wet market, I wonder?

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    • 47. plaridel  |  April 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

      linda:

      he was. 🙂

      Reply
  • 48. notestowomen  |  April 16, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Unfortunately for him, he ended up being fair game too.

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    • 49. plaridel  |  April 17, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      adele:

      karma caught up with him. 🙂

      Reply

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