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.”
“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
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