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I Need Help Tracking Down a Short Scary Story – Does This Sound Familiar?


Is this cow a human? Probably not.

Today I have to deputize you all and put you on a case that I haven’t been able to solve. I got an email about a month ago from someone asking if I could help them find a short scary story that he had read “a long time ago.” I’ve hit the wall.

Here’s what he knew:

The story is about a man who works in a meat processing plant. His job is to kill the cows. Through one of those crazy twists that are quite convenient when authors want to make a point, the man is suddenly transformed into one of the cows! Oh no! The irony!

He’s led up to the killing floor but manages to scratch a few words into the dust that will alert the would-be killer to the fact that he is a man, not a cow.

But alas, the man is illiterate! (and thus doomed, I imagine.)

Does this dark matter sound remotely familiar to anyone? I’ve looked everywhere I ever do. I can’t find any record of it anywhere.


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  • RRPF October 14, 2011, 10:09 am

    ask.metafilter.com is great for these types of questions if your readership doesn’t crack this one. Email me if you aren’t a member and I can post this as my weekly question for you.