Fish Bone Crackers
Look! Look! They have fish bone crackers on the menu at this izakaya! I love fish bone crackers!
What? Oh, haha, don’t you mean “fish bone” crackers?
Uh, no. That would be fish bone “crackers.”
Eww, does that mean what I think it means?
Yeah, they’re made from real fish bones. Little fishie spines, little fishie ribs, little fishie tails, little fishie fins, all deep-fried to crispy perfection with seasoning salt. Try one!
You mean…there’s no meat. No meat at all. Just…bones.
Yeah. They’re crunchy! Better than potato chips. Try one!
No. Uh-uh. No way.
TRY ONE. See? They’re great, aren’t they? Hey! Hey stop that! Get your own order! Those are mine!
Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo