English 298 Creative Writing Piece

English 298 Creative Writing Piece - English 298 Lauren...

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English 298 Lauren Berry November 17 th 2009 Who Needs Meat Anyway? The reddish, brown glob oozed this intense aroma that I had never smelled before. The scent ran up and down my body as I was suddenly reminded of summer barbeques, fast food, and baseball games. The dripping of the undercooked, beautifully compacted substance was tempting me over and over again. Meat: it’s all I want. Why did I have to become a vegetarian? It all started out as a way to impress John. His perfect body and graceful charm made me go crazy. Though, he had one flaw, and this imperfection is why I’m stuck here now dreaming of meat today. John was a vegetarian. I knew he wouldn’t respect an animal killing, blood hungry carnivore, so I sucked it up and waved goodbye to hot dogs, hamburgers, and the works. It’s been one week, two hours, and fifty-seven minutes since my last animal and my mind is racing. Shaking and twitching in every direction the sweet smells of a rack of lamb or juicy hamburger begin to overpower my mind. Now I sit here, side by side with John, but this time my hunger is not for his tasteful lips, but instead for the hamburger that sits between us. Don’t do it Jessica, keep your hand glued to his. Don’t let your sweaty, greedy fingers reach for the steak. I tried to concentrate on his golden brown eyes but was suddenly distracted by the ketchup that dripped along the sticky, toasted bun. It looked beautiful. It was decked out with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Anything a carnivore could ever want or need was
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