Relaxed Fit

This is a loose-fitting body, so it’s still comfortable after a long carbohydrate binge.

Monster in a Box

This is a monster in a box & all it eats is sugar & raw hamburger so you can understand how it got to be so fierce.

Hors d’oeuvres

I think my best self lives in my stomach, she said, & only comes out around the hors d’oeuvres at parties. I think you can tell a lot about people from the hors d’oeuvres. I nodded & hid my Vienna sausage in a big plant in the hall & avoided her for the rest of …

Half Alive

You can have a plain hot dog if you want, he said, but until you’ve had a real polish sausage you’re only half alive. I decided there were worse things & I was only ten & could correct the serious mistakes later & the plain dog tasted just fine, even being half alive & all.

Free Food

Do you know all these people? she whispered to me & I said no, they’re just here for the free food & she said, But it’s only a dream & I said, I know. That’s why I can afford to do it.