As a species, human beings put a lot of junk into their systems. We haven’t been the most discerning creatures as of late, from the food we take in to the culture we consume. We fall for clickbait on a regular basis, and more often than not we hit the ‘Share’ and ‘Reblog’ buttons before educating ourselves on certain topics. While embracing gut instinct is a wonderful thing (junk food is a wonderful, glorious invention), our impulse for immediacy should give us pause—at least a moment’s hesitation to ask ourselves certain questions like “Will this make other people better?” or “Is this a conversation that needs to be had?”
Amidst the hubbub and discourse that has recently opened up regarding Fast Food Fiction Delivery Volume 2—a discourse that involves not just legalities but morals and the ideals of reappropriation, at its core sits a collection of microfiction brilliant enough to spark the discussion to begin with.
Regardless of which camp you fall under in the current conversation, we suggest you curl up with some Fast Food Fiction and indulge. Here are our favorites: