Everyone agreed the renovation of the Hopkins Building had been a rousing success, its crown jewels being Thunder Grill and Bouviers Jewelry run by the Lenka brothers who'd come from somewhere in eastern Europe.
Although the Grill was a big hit immediately, the pricey Bouviers was out of range for most of us in the town. But soon it was wildly successful as well, oddly enough just about the time Thunder Grill changed its recipe for goulash. Suddenly people were buying jewelry as if they were dressing for the Academy Awards, and before long some folks couldn't afford to eat at the Grill anymore. There were more than a few bankruptcies too.
As for me, I love the Thunder Grill Goulash! I also own three diamond rings, a sapphire and ruby necklace, and a $10,000 tiara once worn by Grace Kelly. Damn shame I'm not married.
Just as I bid Happy Birthday to the Planet Earth in my last post, today I'm bidding Farewell to my money in "The Goulash at the Thunder Grill," my contribution this week to the Friday Fictioneers.
It took me a mere 140 words (though well over the legal limit of 100) to lose all my money therein, but at least I do have me a tiara once worn by the late Grace Kelly in which I'm sure I'll look stunning!
It won't cost you a cent to check out the takes of the other Fictioneers on the picture of Thunder Grill and Bouviers shown above by clicking here. Just remember to stay away from the goulash!