The Day of the Kaleidoscope Dish

He sat before me, munching away on his second plate of Frosted Kolu Delight, lips curved at the corners as he struggled to swallow the red sauce. I knew he was thinking about something stupid.

“What is it this time?”

“At times like these I’m glad I got that pet rhinoceros. Now I don’t have to fear the radiation surges from Saturn.”

See what I told you? Stupid. “That doesn’t make any sense.”

He just howled in return, cackling away like a drunken hyena about to explode into tiny fragrant fragments. “That’s what makes it so delicious! Oh, that was great. I need to come up with more sayings.”

“Please don’t.”

“Oh, waiter!” He waved at the burly server with the two heads and thick purple-scaled arms. “More Frosted Kolu, please.”

I ran after the server. “What’s the flavouring in that dish?”

He just grinned. “Agoti leaves. Highly mind-changing.”

Ah. It all made sense now.


Copyright © 2015 by Emily Clayton
Originally appeared on Flash!Friday:

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