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March 31st 2018: "Eating Crow" by Neal Barrett, Jr

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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) March 31st, 2018 -- 00:30  A.M. (GMT) April 1st -- for a discussion of "Eating Crow"  by Neal Barrett, Jr.

This story is a humorous examination of a possible initial encounter with an alien space traveler (I think a very suitable one for April Fools Day).  Lest the idea of space travel turns you off, rest assured that this story is in no way a science fiction tale...it is pure comedy.  It is one of the better "shaggy dog" stories I have encountered in print, and like all of the very best such stories, ends with an egregious pun.  

After you have read the story--only after finishing it--you might want to check out the wiki article on Liver Eating Johnson  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver-Eating_Johnson and the Urban Dictionary entry for "shaggy dog story" here: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shaggy dog story 

I laughed my way through the story...I hope that you enjoy it as much as I.

The story us available on line from Subterranean Press at its website:  

https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/spring_2007/fiction_eating_crow_by_neal_barrett_jr

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I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

 

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