It’s a delectable treat enjoyed only by the wealthiest in society, but no one knows what New Caviar is made of. Two people will follow different journeys to arrive at the same truth:
Daryl lives in a secluded facility filled only with people under age twenty. He times his life to the bells that tell him when to eat, exercise, and converse with other people, and he always dreams of food–except when the headaches hit…
Nancy’s husband wants to put on a party all their society friends will be jealous of. On the list for the special day? New Caviar. Nancy must find a way to purchase the enigmatic product in time for the big event.
As Daryl and Nancy face their personal challenges, they must both confront the truth about the mysterious dish.
Review: 3.5 Stars
New Caviar is a dark short story that is set in the future where a new delicacy called New Caviar is all the rage. The story focuses on two characters that live very different lives. Nancy is a wealthy housewife and Daryl is living in a facility that could be compared to a prison. The story caught my attention right away with the cover and a brief read of the description. I am glad to say that reading it was just as intriguing as I had expected it to be.
This short story was written very well and can be quickly devoured in one sitting. This dark twist on the future was intriguing and left me thinking about greed and just how far it can take people into morally dark places. The writing kept me reading and although the story was brief I felt very connected to the two characters. I’m really glad that I picked this story up because I have a feeling that it will stick with me for a long time. I would like to see what else Stephanie Brandt has written, because she clearly has real storytelling ability.