Fake news—and I’m talking about real fake news, here, as opposed to what the little orange dictator currently sitting in the Oval Office calls fake news, which is anything critical of him (and which is, if critical of the orange pervert, almost guaranteed to be accurate—but this is an entertainment site, and I must eschew politics)—is a bane of the Internet age. I would never want to spread it, assist in its propagation. If I share a fake news story, for entertainment purposes, I will label it as such. I at first thought this story, of a teenager who baked the ashes of her cremated grandparent into cookies and then distributed them to their friends at school, might be too good to be true. It had the ring of fakery to it. Thus I checked. No, turns out it really happened. The story went out over the Associated Press.
This happened in Davis, California, and the kids responsible for the baking and lacing of the cannibal cookies aren’t likely to face criminal charges, despite the fact that some nine other students unknowingly consumed grandpa. Considering that cremated human remains still contain formaldehyde and other chemicals used in embalming, why wouldn’t that constitute poisoning? Is poisoning legal in Davis, California?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!