400 short stories: story 306

story: “Meat”

author: Leah Hampton

year: 2019

where: Dubai

note: I love how Alison and the sow are both survivors (somewhat).

a line: “Hogs are just flesh, and they had indeed cooked, alive in the fire, through the night. As they approached, the scent of smoke and carnage made a wall Alison could almost lean into.

theme(s): Modern farming, education, food industry


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