So I decided to start taking a few courses about things I want to learn about and get better at. I realized one of those things was writing so I am taking a Creative writing course on Udemy. The first assignment was to write a 55 word story. Which is kind of a pain in the but. My first pass was 147 words and I whittled it down to this:

The Lunch Crisis

Tom waited in the long line to order. His stomach growled. Had every person ordering never ate here before? Finally it was his turn to order. “That’ll be 7.52.” Checking his wallet, empty! He looked through every wallet flap and patted his pockets. His coin purse! 7.50, 7.51…. empty. The cashier points, “take a penny!”