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[Write the Story] Wrapping Up a Business Trip

Posted by reudaly on April 28, 2017 in Writing |

When it comes to these stories, some are better than others. This (in my opinion) is one of the others. It was a St. Patrick’s Day attempt.

Prompt: Wrapping Up a Business Trip

Words: bar, laptop, insect, Germany, baseball, nervous, embark, protest, swing, sentence


I was a bit nervous being in a bar in Germany on St. Patrick’s Day. I mean Germans take their beer even more seriously than the Irish. Besides it’s too dark to notice if they deigned to color it green. I took a swig and it didn’t matter. Besides, I’m not really Irish.

I opened my laptop to stream a baseball game before heading to the airport and home. I couldn’t wait to embark on that journey.

“Brother, can you spare a sentence?”

I blinked, coming back to the environment in which I sat and not the virtual world of sports. Surely my basic German had failed me. “Excuse me?”

Then I realized who was speaking. The guy was short, like really short, but like a Christmas elf. “Can you insect me a moment?”

“Do you speak another language? My German is…small.”

“Ack, yes!” the little dude switched to a thickly accented English. “I need a favor. You’re heading back close to my homeland. I would like you to swing me home.”

Something rang in my head. “I don’t know…” I protested weakly.

“Ack, there will be a pot of gold in it for you.”

Then I knew I was in trouble. Nothing good ever happened with those words.

Word Count: 209

Written: 3/17/17 and 3/19/17 (weak)

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