100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.
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Some Like It Hot by Rob Walton
The order comes through and my boss takes the call. The guy on the other end is being very forceful. The word he repeats is mild. My boss holds the phone away from his ear. I know the caller is Marty before I see the number on the screen. I know the mild is for her. I take the order to the kitchen and make sure Joe gets everything right. Repeat it back to me, Joe. ‘This couple like it spicy. They can’t get it spicy enough. He likes it hot and she likes it hot.’ He gets to work.
The SHORT TALE 100 – OCTOBER 2016