Last night, I delivered my short story “Fried Chicken and Hog Butchering” at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn during “Two Truths and a Lie.” The live story telling event has people tell stories in front of an audience without notes; some are true and some are lies, and the audience has to guess which are which.
For their tenth show, Two Truths took on “The Ten Commandments,” with each story teller riffing on one of the commandments. Mine was “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” and I shared “Fried Chicken and Hog Butchering.” It’s about the time when I gave up vegetarianism and decided that if I wanted to eat meat again, I needed to go to my grandmother’s farm and learn how to butcher animals myself.
Was I lying, or telling the truth? Listen below, and you tell me.