This week’s 100 word challenge for grown-ups (100WCGU) was to write a short story and include the sentence ‘Murray was just about to serve for the Championship when..’ making up 110 words altogether. Here’s my offering:
A sticky start
Murray was just about to serve for the Championship when he slipped on the greasy floor. ‘Damn it!’ he tried to regain his balance but it was too late. Around 30 chicken wings fell off the serving tray he’d been holding, and a large tub of barbeque sauce went flying along with them. At that moment, Daniel walked in. ‘Murray, you’re a great kid and I’m proud to call you my nephew. I promised your Dad I’d give you a job so I won’t fire you… But this is the last time you’ll be serving at my Monster Chicken Wing Eating Championships. Next year you’re on washing up duty. Sorry.’
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