Fresh Sushi

Originally published in Nom Nom: Hallowe’en Dark Drabbles by Black Hare Press

Did you know that 40% of all humans live near the ocean?

They did.

For millions of years, they bred. They planned. They waited. And when the time was right …

They attacked.

They had no weapons, just an alien intelligence infinitely more advanced than ours. And tentacles. So many tentacles.

I signed up to fight, to defend against the invertebrate hordes, but we were powerless to stop their assault. Cities fell. Societies failed. Billions died.

The lucky were enslaved, forced by their new masters to farm food. The unlucky?

We are the food.

Expensive delicacies, like sushi.

Best served raw.

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