FREE LUNCH by Ross Wade – Audio from The Fat Lip
Last year for Halloween I searched and searched for a creepy story to read on The Fat Lip. Unfortunately, finding one that is fat-related but not dripping in anti-fatness is nearly impossible. In 2019 my friend Ross Wade recommended “Royal Jelly” by Roald Dahl, and that suggestion was so spot on that I went back to Ross again. The thing is, though, that Ross himself is a talented and accomplished writer. Even though prose isn’t typically his thing, he graciously agreed to work on something especially for The Fat Lip.
What resulted was so, so good. “Free Lunch” is eerie and unnerving in the best possible way. Even better, though: every character is fat, but there’s not a stitch of anti-fatness.
When putting the inaugural issue of Vast together, I knew I wanted to slip in some bits of The Fat Lip. What better way to do that in October than with “Free Lunch”? Plus I really just want more people to hear (and read) this story!