(Another flash fiction piece prompted by carrotranch. The subject of this prompt is cooking show, of which there are many, but after some thought I finally figured out a way to make it interesting. Link below.)
“Today we’ll be cooking octopus,” the chef said to the camera. “The key is to cook it quickly on a high heat so it retains moisture and doesn’t get too chewy.” He held his hand over a skillet. “Our cooking surface is now hot, so let’s get it out.”
He opened a basket, then an octopus suddenly jumped out and wrapped its legs around the chef’s face. He struggled to pull it off as he thrashed around the studio, his screams muffled. He finally pried it off and the octopus quickly crawled away.
“But first, make sure it’s dead!”
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