On Special Offer – Cath Barton – 1500 words (Humour)
Five shoppers are tempted by an intriguing vegetable called karela which they find in their local supermarket. Their purchases lead to various misadventures. A trainee shop assistant, who does not himself eat vegetables, has an important part to play in the drama.
On Special Offer
Mr Peter Dawson has been shopping and as he leaves his local supermarket he has a big smile on his face. In the cloth bag swinging from his left shoulder are two lamb steaks (Welsh), two baking potatoes (organic) and a bag of karela (on special offer). He has never come across karela before, but he feels sure that the small warty cucumber-like vegetables will impress Miss Pollyanna Jenkins, to whom he intends to propose marriage on the evening of this very day, when she comes round to his modest abode, invited to supper.
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