The Eaters of Earth

geophagy  [jee-of–uh-jee]:nounthe practice of eating earthy matter, especially clay or chalk. Some people eat dirt. Yes, really. It is weird, it is widespread, and it is not well-understood. Which for our money makes it perfect fodder for this month’s flash fiction contest. We’re looking for a story of no more than 1,000 words that explores this strange custom. The story does not necessarily need to…