The Friendship Café [repost]

Road trip gas

Stan was starving. It had been half a day since he’d passed a rest stop, and he had long since run out of his stash of trail mix. Plus, his VW bug was now dangerously low on gas. As he daydreamed of a sumptuous bowl of lovely fettuccine noodles drenched with Alfredo sauce and topped with fresh seafood, he saw a sign for “Gas & Eats.”

That would have to suffice. Stan exited the dark, desert highway and proceeded along the bumpy unpaved road until he came to a common self-service gas station with a diner behind it. After filling his tank, Stan moseyed over to the restaurant, noting with pleasure the scent of garlic and onions starting to dominate the air. Mmm!

“Welcome to the Friendship Café!” a beautiful brunette greeted him as he walked through the door. An equally beautiful redhead stood by her side. “I’m Maori and this is Shayla. We love to make new friends for dinner.”

“Me too,” Stan said. “I’m Stan, and I’m starving. What’s on the menu!”

“You!” Shayla giggled. “Just take off your clothes in the back room, put on the light robe, and we’ll be all set to begin.”

“Wow, this is friendly!” Stan went in the back to disrobe. What a fun place he’d found. Dinner and a threesome, woohoo!

Maori and Shayla sharpened their knives in the kitchen as the water began to boil under the large pot. Stan looked so good, and the girls were very very hungry.


Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

Image credit to Bruno Aquirre at Unsplash.

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13 responses to “The Friendship Café [repost]

  1. It should have been a warning light to him! Too friendly girls. 🤪

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  2. So Stan got stewed, huh? 😂

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  3. You have to wary of those out of the way rest stops.

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  4. Looks like they were too literal for his good

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  5. Thought that picture/story looked familiar — finally tracked it down on my old WORDPRESS site (notice how I wrote WORDPRESS without saying “f***ing POS WORDPRESS — I’m pretty mellow about it these days, as you know). Anyhow, since I’m too lazy to repost it on my own blog, I’ll just clot up yours and link it here. You don’t mind, right?

    Last Stop

    (It was for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge — very raw edit, mostly just spell check. Also he wanted about 300 words. This is about 1900. So, yeah, pretty close.)

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