Stories tagged “restaurant”

  • Dead

    Steve splashed some whiskey into a glass, plopped in an ice cube, and waited. His bar was empty, the restaurant was empty, the kitchen was eerily quiet. Normally at this point, the guys on the line would be plating, frying, grilling, throwing duck unde...

  • An Appointment

    I placed my palm to the worn brass plate, pushing the door open. A wave of warm, smothering, smoky air washed over me. People brushed past me on the narrow pavement, but I ignored their impatient rudeness, concentrating on what was waiting for me withi...

    • Author: dkplewis
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Meatloaf Excuses

    “Why don’t we stop here?” He bit his lip nervously as he looked over the all-too-familiar establishment. “I don’t think we should eat here.” She gave him a look. “Well, why not?” “Er… well, er...

  • Accountability: Hate

    “Don’t touch me.” she says, scarcely audible. Rachel tries to hold back her sadness— seeping in uncontrollable drops onto the white napkin neatly tucked in a triangle by her empty plate. James withdraws his hands and braces hims...

  • Two Drops of Blood

    Rachel draws her weapon and rises to her feet. She presses the pistol into James’ forehead hissing “pow” over his ear. James desperately tries to maneuver his head away from the gun’s point blank aim. Petrified shock stretches o...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Left with a Bad Taste

    Dabbing my mouth with my handkerchief due to the lack of napkins at the table, I wave for my check. The food was just palatable enough for me to not have to excuse myself to the bathroom during my meal, though I couldn’t guarantee that I’d ...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.