The Grilled Cheese Camorra (redux)
Henry found Mao, Fidel and his mother at the foot of the bed. They sat cross legged on the floor. Castro held a cast iron pan up for the Chairman’s approval.
The Chairman said, “Your mother is teaching us to make grilled cheese sandwiches with just the proper char, Henry.” Fidel turned to Henry and hummed approval.
Henry’s mother said the secret was in the breast milk wash of the bread, and the queso blanco.
“Always use white cheese,” mother said.
They dissolved into a mist, spiraled about the ceiling fan, and floated down in a mushroom cloud of hiss.
“All art is propaganda … but not all propaganda is art.”
— George Orwell / “Charles Dickens”