Friday, November 28, 2008

Drabble: New Potatoes

New Potatoes

“It’s a tricky one.”

“How’s that?”

“Well, we just got shipped a load of this new variety of potato. They fry up crisp and light every time, with flavor you wouldn’t believe. They’re perfect in every way but one.”

“What’s that?”

“Well, the flesh’s dark brown, and gets darker when they’re cooked. They taste great, but look burnt or spoiled or something. Customers won’t even try ‘em.”


“You ought to get them used to the things. Serve them up free for one day, they’ll come back for more.”

“Like, Black Fry Day?”

“Good name. Got a ring to it.”

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