The Ear Eater


Dadda met this ear eater monster in the forest. It was once upon a time.
Dadda asked the monster what the ears tasted like. The ear eater fumbled for an answer. A few mockingbirds chirped in the chords of another species.
In the end the monster said that the ears taste like fish.
“Which fish? And what does that fish taste like?” Asked dadda.
” I, um, never ate one.” Confessed the ear eater.
” Are you serious? How can you say ears taste like fish?” Dadda’s voice echoed in the night. “There is a chippy outside this forest. My treat.”
Together they went to the shop. The monster had a second helping.
The savoury suited it. “I would not eat ears anymore” It said.






Kushal Poddar
Illustration Nick Victor

Kushal Poddar lives in Kolkata, India
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