One thing I love about writing short stories is the challenge of trying new ideas. My latest story came about through such a challenge.
One of the many podcasts I listen to is Writing Excuses, and a recent episode was all about food in stories. It seemed to focus on the way food could be used to highlight culture and character, but it got me thinking. I wondered if I could write a story where food was actually important—vital, even—to the story itself.