PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart
They ordered from the screen’s menu, on the red phone. A bell dinged when it arrived. A panel whooshed open to reveal a banquet of sorts for them. They wolfed calories as if famished. Eating and sex were the only activities available, so they engaged in both with focus.
Their bodies swelled with obesity and pregnancies for two years – until harvest. Their offspring were collected and shared living space with other offspring until breeding age. Then they were placed, two by two, into their chambers.
Who said humans couldn’t be factory farmed? And their sh*t made such good fertilizer!
This story is a nod to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone teleplay, “How to Serve Man,” (Season 3, Episode 24) and an indictment against factory farming.
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