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)