Find a rotten review on the Yelp website, then write a short, 500-word story based what you think may have actually happened. How does the actual review omit? How does writing fiction allow you to see it from a different perspective?
Length: 500 Words
First of all, we are reading only one side of the story.
Came to a Coffee Shop to study and for some great coffee. When I made it to the counter I said “good morning, how are you?”
The girl working literally stared at me, looking like she couldn’t be bothered with me. She then said “what can I get for you?”
Again, I said, “good morning, how are you?” She whispered, “good” with a slight RAF.
I then placed my order and couldn’t help but chuckle. Kinda put a damper on my morning because she was the first person I’ve interacted with today.
Weird, because EVERY (censored) I got to, everyone is sooo friendly. Oh-well.
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“Wow! Your apron in pretty bad shape, “Don’t you have a clean one in the storeroom?” the customer growled as she stepped up to the counter to order her coffee.
The young lady’s stomach and legs still felt as though they were on fire. She didn’t feel like explaining that the deliveryman had bumped her with his hand truck and sent an urn splashing down her front, soaking her trousers and filling her shoes with hot coffee.
“Oh well, I guess not,” she said, starting anew. “Good Morning. How are you?” the asked, pasting on a thin smile on her face.
“What can I get for you?” the young lady asked.
“Just get me a cup of the house blend, black.”
“There you go,” said the employee, glancing out the window watching for her co-worker to arrive.
“I’ve never written a review before, but I’m going to write one on this place the moment I get to work,” the customer said as she took her coffee and headed for the door.