30. I Scream for Ice Cream
When they got to the ice cream stand, Tiffany ordered an extra-large dipped chocolate cone with chocolate sprinkles. Devin got a hot fudge sundae in a plastic boat big enough to fish from. Sheila asked for a banana split, complete with three scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, nuts, and hot fudge. Repugnant got a complimentary doggie cone which he ate in two ferocious bites.
His family stared at Mikey as he ordered. In his head he said, ‘I’ll have a deluxe gut buster sundae with extra chocolate syrup.' Instead he said, “I’ll have a sugar free Black Icee,” He could almost hear the kid behind the counter snicker as he poured Diet Coke into the machine that mixed it with ground ice.
Sheila said, “Stick to a diet today and you’ll be happy tomorrow.”
"I'd rather be happy today," he said, staring at his Icee. He reminded himself going on a diet had been his idea.
Today I will do something that pays off tomorrow.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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