Wednesday, May 18, 2005

(“A MOUTHFUL OF MYSTERY" is an exceptionally tiny tale of around one hundred words. I wrote it for a certain site that features exceptionally short stories.



You masticate the food carefully as there might be a hidden razor blade or used bandage thrown in.

You glance up from a careful study of your food and smile at your date. Her smile is tempered by a look of concern.

“Is everything okay ?”

Your mind teeters on the truth for if you were a gentleman you would have some concern for her safety.

Just then a waiter appears and inquires as to the performance of the food. Keeping your cool, you tell him that everything is to your satisfaction.

You’re alive after all.

You lean across the table and whisper: “Let me tell you about… chefs.”


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