The Other McCain

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Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | September 18, 2015 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Dawn broke, and he had to admit the spires of the city were lovely. Flying cars shuttled the rich to their jobs, where they would unplug from the car and jack into the grid that ran the economy across the solar system.

The weekend loomed, and they would show up at his farm, nerves wracked by the information firehose applying pressure across their augmented senses. He’d grind beans, crack eggs, grate cheese, slice ham, spread butter, and serve a simple breakfast to them before their stress overcame their superior health care.
He breathed deeply of the new day, pitying them.

via Darleen


8 Responses to “Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge”

  1. Grandson Of TheGrumpus
    September 18th, 2015 @ 7:27 am

    A really good short!
    Only one question, and please forgive my ignorance!
    Why grind beans?

    I know that falafel one has to specially prepare beans. I dearly love falafel– though not as a hamburger “replacement”, I’m an omnivore (w/a carnivorous bias ::chuckle:: )

    I know that one can make/use “bean flour”. Grampa Grumpus bought it in twenty-five pound sacks for the bakery, b/c some of his bread recipies required it.

    I love to try foods new to me! Am I missing out on something tasty?

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 18th, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

    I took the “beans” to be of the coffee variety (coffee “beans” are technically not legumes), but as you can guess I am a proponent of veggie burgers.

  3. Grandson Of TheGrumpus
    September 18th, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

    A heart-felt “thank you” to you, Ma’am!

    I’m LDS, and we don’t evrn have coffeein the house.
    It’s funny, but coffee never entered my mind!

    I feel very foolish, indeed!

  4. smitty
    September 18th, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    Spot on.

  5. smitty
    September 18th, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

    Yeah, but we saw your herbal tea stash, mister!
    And yes, coffee beans.

  6. Wombat_socho
    September 18th, 2015 @ 5:29 pm

    Mormon tea is a hell of a drug. 🙂

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 18th, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

    No need to feel foolish…

    As you can guess, no beef in my fridge! I fully understand.

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