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Chastity Desaulniers, Truffle Human

There have been many pigs and hounds renowned for their ability to sniff out the most precious of fungi. But never has there been a truffle human, until Chastity Desaulniers, from Dime Box, Texas.
Bill Cotter
1.15.18
erotica

The Nutcracker: An Erotic Fairytale

In bed with the nutcracker, thoughts danced through Marie's head: "This is wrong. This can't be real. Will I get splinters?"
Lynn Hubbard
12.24.17
Fiction

How U2 Disrupted Seafood In Greater Cleveland

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. This week, we explore how U2 forever changed Cleveland's seafood scene.
Brian McMullen
11.26.17
Fiction

The Night I Left the Cocktail Party Benefit for Doughnuts

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired column. We provide writers with five random food-related Flickr images and ask them to construct a fictional short story in under five days. In this edition, we hit a cocktail party benefit...
Brian McMullen
4.12.17
Stranger Than Flicktion

The Chef Who Makes Bread from Hair Has a Few Things to Say

Now all of a sudden I'm the monster who wants every mom in New York City to eat her kids. Madness.
Brian McMullen
2.3.17
Stranger Than Flicktion

On the Internet, They Call Us the Food Police

Welcome to the hectic daily life of special agents who are responsible for maintaining an iron grip on French culinary heritage.
Henry Michel
12.30.16
Stranger Than Flicktion

The Kind of Dinner Heroes Eat

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired column. We provide writers with five random food-related Flickr images and ask them to construct a fictional short story in under five days. In this edition, a hero's trip to a steakhouse...
Louisa Hall
11.24.16
Stranger Than Flicktion

This Martini Drinker Has Some Secrets to Share

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today we meet a martini drinker with a few things to get off her chest.
Lara Williams
11.10.16
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The Fish and Chip Shop at the End of the World

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired fiction column. Today, we eat our last fish supper at a fish and chip shop on the edge of the abyss.
Tom Usher
11.6.16
Fiction

The Gala Dinner at the Forgers Club

Welcome back to Stranger Than Flicktion, our Flickr-inspired column. In this edition, Emmanuel Giraud guides us, blindfolded, into the halls of a secret society, where the wine is real but the truffles aren’t.
Emmanuel Giraud
10.21.16
Stranger Than Flicktion

Falling in Love with an Ice Cream Man Is About More than a Big Cone

He asked me to go home with him to play Pop Pop, a game much like the food sex scene in 9½ Weeks but using only scoops of pink bubble-gum ice cream to eat, blow up, and pop on each other’s goose-pimpled skin while rolling around in the mud.
Kimberly Nichols
6.22.16
Fiction

Melting Like a Shave Ice in the Hot Summer Sun

I spotted the "HAWAIIAN SHAVE" sign from down the street and pulled into the gas station. The plastic seat cover from the spa, which had adhered to my skin with an admixture of spray/sweat, ripped as I exited the truck.
Richard Parks
5.1.16