Passing a Tapeworm

Do not read this immediately before or after eating.

I placed my hands on my tummy like a pregnant woman. I stood. “A … tapeworm?” I climbed onto the chair as though escaping a mouse, gripping my guts, fingers scraping at my navel. There was more living in me than just me. An existence. A thing I did not want.

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4 thoughts on “Passing a Tapeworm

  1. Terrance

    Funniest bit I’ve read all day. I needed the laugh. Thanks.

    COMMENT:
    Amazing that others posted their sordid tales of infestation to that story. Makes me want all meat to be well done.

  2. bw

    I especially liked the pictures and style of the story. It reminded me of “Where the Wild Things Are”.

  3. mark

    Just when you read something that says, “do not read befor or after you eat”, do we instinctively say, Oh, I must read this! yes I’m laughing my ass off and grossed out at the same time. I’m never eating again.

  4. mark

    Just when you read something that says, “do not read befor or after you eat”, do we instinctively say, Oh, I must read this! yes I’m laughing my ass off and grossed out at the same time. I’m never eating again.

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