Amy dragged her feet and luggage. The 22-hour flight was a killer. She needed food. Bad.
Bright, colorful photos lined the overhead menu.
“How much damage for Burger Meal #4?” asked Amy.
Behind the counter, the skull in a black, hooded cloak grinned. “Four years.”
Amy sighed. “Upsize it, please.”
Joey always upsizes it. He can found at joeytoey.com.
The package—brown, plain wrapping—arrives with no postmark. A tap on the door and it is there, brooding, ominous.
I pull my daughter away, call the bomb squad, and wait three hours in the garden bunker.
Never should have agreed to go undercover as a food inspector at McDonald’s.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kerry spent most of his life in the UK, and now lives in Brittany with his long-suffering wife of thirty-six years. He has three children, three grandchildren, and no pets. Kerry has recently released The DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn, available on Kindle from Amazon US or Amazon UK. A paperback will be available soon.
It’s his first shift at the trendy burgers-and-fries restaurant. Behind the counter is a whiteboard labeled “Today’s potatoes are from…”
When the trainer asks him if he has questions, he wonders whether it isn’t more important to know where today’s meat is from.
It’s his last shift at the restaurant.
A graduate of the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California, Chad Greene experiments with twitter fiction @TheShortCourse.
“I’m kind of crazy,” she told him when they first met.
“I’m kind of crazy. Lots of guys have a problem with it, so I figured I’d tell you up front.”
“Okay, sure. Thanks, I guess.” He looked down at his hands. “Combo number five? Your total comes to $6.74.”
E.D. Martin is a writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Find more of her stories at http://www.edmartinwriter.com.