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Eating Tomorrow's Dinner Today

by Bob Jacobs

Someone once told my wife to treat each day as if it was her last. She cheats. She eats tomorrow's dinner today. Not just tomorrow's either, she's eaten all her dinners up to about March 2018 already and can barely squeeze into her clothes. She sweats a lot, gets out of breath from walking, complains of pains in her knees and her feet and lately her chest. Each day I look at her and think it could be her last.

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Bob Jacobs, author of The Eccles Cake Affair, lives in the south-east of England with his wife and kids and Sony Vaio.

6 comments:

Quin said...

both the eccles cake and this made me laugh.

and wonder about your home life...this IS fiction, right? right..?

simmons said...

Bob Jacobs is one of my favorite writers on this site. He's one of my favorite writers anywhere, actually.

Madam Z said...

Burp!

ionplayer said...

I see a new food-oriented genre emerging. Funny and disturbing.

--Ian

Kristen said...

At first I thought this was funny. Then I didn't. And that's what I like most about it.

FS said...

I haven't been on this site for very long, but this is the first piece that had me laughing out loud as I read. I'm going to look for more of your stuff.