The Problem of Fast Food.





Copyright Ted Strutz

Red shouldn’t live on takeaways, but fast food is so convenient. The health implications of such a diet are horrendous. He was laying down trouble for the future, but Red didn’t understand. Why would he?

He’d learned his poor habits and now it was a lifestyle, which he’d hand down to his offspring. Blissfully unaware of consequences, Red knew no better nor did it worry him, quite the opposite. Red enjoyed the satisfaction of the ignorant.

It’s laborious chasing rats, there’s no rabbits for an urban fox. Scavenging is easy. Amongst the general litter left by humanity, there’s a guaranteed larder.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

Launching on Kindle 6th June.

38 thoughts on “The Problem of Fast Food.

  1. You told this story so very well. I worry about animals that depend on human refuse then teach it to their offspring. The polar bears that become dump bears immediately came to mind. I even worry about the bird feeders I put out. Will this disrupt the baby birds learning how to forage for themselves? It’s probably tougher for carnivores of larger game.

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