This, My Body
A graphic tale of sex, food, and religion. Antonio is a genetically engineered priest/sex slave whose skin produces chemicals called super-flavinoids, which improve the taste of food. He utilizes his body to produce exquisite meals for his mistress.
I am the lover. I am the chef. I am the preterite priest.
I am the secret, unknowable ingredient. You may taste me a thousand times, but never hold my essence on your tongue or capture it in your memory.
I am the flavor of ecstasy. Taste me and know God.
–Prayer of the Assaisonnement Saints
- Format: novella
- Genres: science fiction
First appeared in Interzone, 2005