I wrote the following short story in the Eighth Grade for the regional Power of the Pen competition. We had 45 minutes and this was the prompt: Describe a custom (real or imaginary) that seems strange or uncivilized.
What's more uncivilized than eating human beings? Why, eating your family members, of course! That's right, I'm talking about a cannibal's family reunion.
You may think that they'd be able to resist the temptation, but let me make an analogy. It's like when you're told not to eat, say, chocolate cake before dinnertime. Unfortunately, you're very hungry, and the treat looks very delicious. So you pop it into your mouth when nobody's looking.
Of course, there's another factor to take into account. Family reunions can often be boring. Some relatives do not know when to stop talking. Cannibals have a way, albeit a very disgusting way, to shut people up...eat them.
Any social gathering of cannibals is bound to be disastrous. Most of the time, only one-third of the original party-goers will come back. These few will look slightly larger around the waistline, and a little more content. The Surgeon General strongly advises you not to attend parties thrown by cannibals. Anyone who values their life, and/or considers themselves to be a respectable citizen, should do as he says.
Also, not only are cannibals uncivilized, savage, and undeniably strange people, they have no manners. They are known to fool around with their humans before they eat them. Of course, everyone knows you should never play with your food.