#FF — You’ve Been Served


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!

[100 words]

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.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the illuminating host of Friday Fictioneers.

46 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    An exercise yard might improve the fattiness of the meat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol. Their spaceship is big but not that big…

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  2. Dear Lisa,

    To Serve Man…it’s a cook book! Good job of serving up this story. 😀

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the story and remember the episode 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I mean, it’s a life, of sorts!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I like your sense of humor, Iain.

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  4. Sadje says:

    What an intriguing idea

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  5. Badfinger (Max) says:

    A man might take that deal! lol.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    It would not surprise me in the least. (K)

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  7. Tannille says:

    Now that fertiliser STINKS! 💩. Chicken fertiliser or blood and bone is nasty enough. 😀
    Great story though.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL! Thanks, Tannille!

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  8. trishsplace says:

    Food and sex only two options? Food and sleep, which wouldn’t suit their purpose. No way I’d keep sexing – they’d soon give up on me and ‘put me out to pasture’ 🙂

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    1. Vartika says:

      Their options sounds interesting. Good story Lisa

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, Vartika!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      LOL love your comment 🙂

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  9. Sandra says:

    One way to live, I suppose. And not yet beyond the realms of possibility. Good idea.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sandra, I agree.

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  10. Vartika says:

    Their options sounds interesting. Good story Lisa

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  11. This could well be our future, nothing surprises me anymore!

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  12. GHLearner says:

    Some people could be content with this life… until served. What a great horror vision!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Well-said, Gabi. Thanks for reading and your comment 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is! Thanks for reading.

      Like

  13. plaridel says:

    not for me, but what a life. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It truly is a horror story isn’t it. Thanks for reading and your comment, Plaridel.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Nobbinmaug says:

    Well, if you only get two activities, those aren’t bad choices. That was a great TTZ episode. I enjoyed your story even before you mentioned the connection.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I suppose so. Thank you, Nobbin.

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  15. Bill says:

    Free range, grass fed humans. Wonderful concept, Lisa. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bill. For now they are factory farmed and fed junk food. TNG may be blessed with free ranging and being fed grass.

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  16. Danny James says:

    Got to see the positive side of things.

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  17. James McEwan says:

    Factory farmed, for what; a roast Sunday lunch, or a staple diet?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James you’ll have to ask the ETs. They probably have their special cuts that they prefer/

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  18. Margaret says:

    Terrific story. Factory farming is obscene. This was a great angle for the prompt and entertaining as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Margaret, thanks and glad you enjoyed the angle 🙂

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  19. Dale says:

    I’m thinking the meat would be better if it can be properly exercised! Of course, there is more flavour in fat but still…
    I think I shall have to, one day, watch the Twilight Zone!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Do you have inter-library loans where you’re at? You can get whole seasons of TV shows from the library.

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      1. Dale says:

        I have no idea, to be honest. I have been to our local library only once and the book selection was uninspiring.

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  20. michael says:

    An up date version, that brought George Orwell to mind,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Michael. That’s high praise!

      Like

  21. Laurie Bell says:

    Eeeep
    Not an ending any of us would want.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re right. Thanks for reading, Laurie.

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