When someone is stuck somewhere they don’t want to be and they’re out of food, you’d be surprised what they might resort to eating. After all, there are a lot of things that are “food” which we don’t normally eat.
Perhaps someone will become a cannibal, like those in the Donner Party, maybe they’ll eat their lifelong pet. Maybe they’ll eat something they’re allergic to to try to get by. Maybe they’ll eat bread made with sawdust like those in Stalingrad during WWII. There are tons of things that people eat when they’re forced to fill their bellies with whatever they’ve got on hand.
Your prompt for the week is to tell the tale of someone who is stranded and trying to survive. They don’t have much in the way of food, but there are a few things that they *could* eat if they absolutely had to.
I know this is a weird prompt, but it could be a cool one! It’s amazing what you can convince your mind to do when your life depends on it. You’d be surprised what you could force yourself to eat.
As always, this prompt is free to use however you please. Drop it in your latest story, in a new book, or as a standalone short on Inklings Fiction’s site.
Write on and God Bless!