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The Hangover Ham by Lyle Rosdahl




A day late and a dollar short, but here's a 100 word piece that I wrote some time ago.

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The Hangover Ham by Lyle Rosdahl

The ham he had laid out the night before was gone. He had been on a bender and always craved ham the day after, typically a Sunday, because it soothed his salty, snaggletooth. At least he blamed it on the snaggletooth, front right incisor (#8). On the TV, a commercial, Gum for Your Bum, played over and over (a putty like substance inserted between the buttocks and “chewed” throughout the day — ‘only a week to a firmer gluteous maximus’) and his wife wanted to know loudly where the ham was. She moved gently up and down on the chair.


Lyle Rosdahl, a writer living in San Antonio, edits the flash fiction blog & best of in print for the Current. He created, facilitates and participates in Postcard Fiction Collaborative, a monthly flash fiction response to a photo. You can see more of his work, including photos, paintings and writing, at

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