The Lists #26 by Patrick Jehle

Yams Recipe

  1. Take yams out of cryogenic yam storage.
  2. Contemplate your failures and sins.
  3. Peel yams.
  4. Remove any unsightly spots by digging them out.
  5. If a spot gets bigger as you dig, keep digging.
  6. Dig, donkey!
  7. The hole will get bigger and darker. Do not look directly at it or obey its commands. Do not give it succor.
  8. Hey, who wants marshmallows?
  9. Keep digging. Push past the pain.
  10. I want my childhood back.


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Patrick Jehle (Episode 16) is a writer from Brooklyn living in Chicago. Don’t let him in your kitchen.