“Piece of Bread”: A Short Story


Imagine a piece of bread. No – I want you to really imagine the bread. What kind of bread is it? Is there anything special about the layout of the pores? Maybe it’s still a full loaf – you haven’t eaten any yet. Let’s say you did eat a slice of this bread. Did you put anything on it? I bet you haven’t even gotten that far. Maybe you have, though. Maybe you put something like – I don’t know – butter on the bread. Don’t be ashamed – a lot of people do. Wait a second. Have you even thought about eating your bread yet? Of course, you haven’t…

You’re just imagining a piece of bread.