MFtS: City Hall Cafe

“The Mayor and the Town Manager waved as their next victim approached.”

“Wow, Tom,” Bob said to his friend, “This new book by Steven King is off to a good start.”

Tom was busy preparing to cook breakfast for potential customers and wasn’t paying attention. Bob went back to reading his book and drinking coffee.

Suddenly, the diner’s door opened and a young beautiful woman sat down at an empty booth.

Bob didn’t waste any time and went over and handed her this week’s breakfast menu and waited for her to read the menu.

Breakfast Special

3 eggs – cooked your way

2 mystery meat patties

3 fluffy homemade biscuits

Bottomless Coffee


“Guess I’ll have the Breakfast Special since there ain’t no other option.”

Tom, the Mayor and Bob, the Town Manager were excited, tonight they would be having this beautiful woman as their main course for dinner and what’s left over will be the mystery meat for the diner tomorrow.


Thank you to Barbara Beacham for providing us with the photo prompt this week and for hosting Monday’s Finish the Story challenge. She gives us a photo and approximately 150 words with which we are to use to write our stories. It is fun and addicting and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click on this link: MFtS


83 thoughts on “MFtS: City Hall Cafe

  1. Great story loved it. Reminds me of a movie years ago (just the thought not whole story) and they cooked one bad guy served his ribs in restaurant abd billed as “the best ribs you’ll ever have” took me a while too eat ribs in a restaurant again

  2. Beats eating, maybe, at the Road Kill Cafe! πŸ™‚ Was not expecting the last line! Loved the story Joy! Thanks for another excellent addition to the MFtS challenge. Be well my friend… ^..^

  3. Spooky! Steven King not Spielberg! πŸ˜‰
    My father called all cold cuts mystery meat. Let’s hope my mother shopped at the beef and chicken deli!
    Great take on the prompt!

  4. Wonder what rating Zagat would give the City Hall Cafe? Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man.”

    We called the stuff they served in school mystery meat… oh my. Spooky story!! Well done…. uh… the story… not the mystery meat!

  5. Yikes. Unexpected. πŸ™‚ But she should be proud of herself. I guess not everybody makes it as a main course…

  6. I have often wondered how vulnerable we are when pies are swamped in sauce and filled with unidentifiable meat ~ Ugh! ~ Have a great week Joy πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, Joy. That was an unexpected twist at the end. Everything sounded so normal at first. Remind me to eat in a better-looking place and avoid the “mystery meat.” They used to have something called “pork chopettes” on the cafeteria menu at one of my daughter’s schools. The servings were shaped like little pork chops and one of the teacher’s called them “mystery meat,” Well done. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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