the smuggler’s bible

Jondall

In the future, there are only two restaurants left in the whole world: Burger Time™ and the Magnificent Fry Collective. Both have perfect scores on Yelp. Both are also major political parties which demand complete and sincere loyalty.

Jondall meets Lora at a university function where they bond over the limp hors d’oeuvres before leaving together to get dinner. At the corner, he turns toward Burger Time™ and she toward the Collective. There, in the middle of the street, something finally changes.

“Can I see a menu, please?” Jondall says, moments later and for the first time in his life.