When I was a wee innocent child, I was a picky eater. Shut up–yes, I’m making up for lost time, ha ha.
ANYWAY, I would refuse to eat salad, especially in restaurants. I focused on the purple bits as being particularly repellant. It was purple cabbage, of course, but my mother told me it was shredded orchid. She said that some poor man in a faraway country shinnied up a tall tree to harvest that for me. So I ate it.
Then, at Context this year, I learned that orchids really ARE edible! Why can’t I be right, even when I’m lying through my teeth? Is this my mother’s secret superpower?
At any rate, here is a link to a brief article about the edibility of orchids and here is a link to more than you ever wanted to know about edible orchids. You’re welcome.
WRITING PROMPT: What is a lie your main character’s parent or guardian told him or her about food?