“Fine!” Walter shooed the waitress with a negligent flick of his hand. “Go away now.”
“You needn’t treat her that way,” commented Todd.
“I’m enjoying my wealth,” said Walter. “I’m entitled.”
He swallowed an oyster without looking at it. An immense pearl, a symbol of wealth, blocked his windpipe.
Frantically, Walter gestured to Todd for help.
“Sorry,” said Todd, sipping his coffee. “I’m enjoying the irony.”
The word prompt for this week’s Chimera 66 writing challenge is: Oyster. This is my answer to the challenge. Look here for more stories based upon the prompt: http://www.grammarghoulpress.com/chimera-66-writing-challenge-5/