Monday, October 9, 2017

The Case of the Mysterious Meat, by Kate Ingram

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(Slipstream) Is the Salisbury Steakhouse serving meat from their petting zoo? Detective Mauve means to find out. (815 words; Time: 02m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"The Case of the Mysterious Meat," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 101, published on .

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Pro: The setup is pretty funny, and the surreal moment when the manager of the restaurant is a llama is almost worth the price of admission.

Con: It doesn’t add up in the end. The animals were scientists? The llama ate a goat?

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3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Given the constraints of the contest for which this was written (finished within an hour and from a surprise prompt), it's not bad and pretty funny.

    1. I know, but I try to rate stories without regard to context. That is, from the reader's perspective, not the writer's.

    2. Oh, I don't disagree with the rating. You have to look at what's there, not what it potentially could have been. I can see how this was a winner under those conditions though.