I finished this run of nights at work yesterday and I had hoped to stay up all day and get back into a diurnal sleeping pattern straight away. It didn’t work out that way; I couldn’t stay awake and had to go to bed before 5 p.m. I slept through until 1.30 a.m. and as a result I missed the BBC Children In Need event. I saw the ‘QI’ special last week on BBC4, and I’ve watched some of the highlights on the Internet during the night, and it has inspired me to do a commemorative drabble in the Olafverse. Primarily for British eyes. 100 words, R.
Can It Be Babies?
The demon smacked his lips appreciatively. “Delicious,” he praised. “A fascinating sweet and sour tang. What is it?”
“A special dish inspired by tonight’s BBC charity fundraising event,” Olaf explained. He gestured at the television. The demon looked across and saw Terry Wogan announcing the total raised so far for disadvantaged children. Pudsey Bear stood beside him. No sign yet of Natasha Kaplinsky in the promised gold lamé catsuit.
“An old Troll recipe,” Olaf went on. “Two plump toddlers, cleaned and boned, marinated with herbs and spices, and simmered in fermented honey.”
The demon groaned. “Yeah, right. Children in Mead.”