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The Lunch

by B. Barton Biddlearton | Score: 1800

Melville laughed uncontrollably.

It always happened this way. He went on a date, which was going one way or another, well or badly, and his weird sense of humor,  combined with his nervousness, proved too much for him. The fact of laughing only made it worse, laughing at his laughter.

He would be crying later.

There were inevitable reactions from his date:

- crying
- raging
- jumping up and stalking off
- the occasional drink in the face

But this time, Sharon, his pharmacist, just sat there without much expression, occasionally checking her watch. As he kept it up, she took about a Danielle Steele novel and began reading.

When he finally ran down, he looked at  her in amazement. "You're still here."

"I love a man with a sense of humor."

And that's how my parents met.

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character laughs uncontrollably
Words Reach 50 words
Character A tolerant pharmacist
Words Reach 100 words
Letter Use the letter B
Prop Include a novel

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