View Full Version : Help Finding SciFi Short Story

Bonecrusher Doc
2012-08-20, 08:51 AM

I am trying to find a short story I read many years ago.

IIRC aliens land on modern day earth and first introduce some kind of amazingly delicious food for sale.

Then they bring in a kind of magic phone booth that you can pay to enter and magically zap away all the extra weight you gained eating the alien food.

In a very short period of time the entire human race has given up doing anything but spending all their resources on these two things and are thereby enslaved.

Thanks for your help!

2012-08-20, 10:57 AM
I've never heard of it. Sounds interesting though...

2012-08-20, 08:17 PM
Ah, I remember reading this in eighth grade—one of my favorites. It's called "Lose Now, Pay Later" by Carol Farley.

Bonecrusher Doc
2012-08-21, 01:14 AM
Awesome! Thank you!