Rot

by johannespunkt

He says, “Did you know the stench of fish is a sign of decay? Things from the sea are not supposed to smell. Any meat you get from dead animals has to be rotten. The process of rot starts immediately after death, and it is incremental. There are eggs in the blood that start gestating as soon as the blood stops pumping. The bacteria inside don’t wait for anything, do they?”

I say, “I guess not.”

“There comes a point where the rot is too much, and the meat is considered bad to eat. But it’s always rotten, always rotting.”

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