We’ve only one table left sir, the one by the forest. Do you know it?
Oh, I see sir, you read about it in the paper. A most unfortunate incident.
We’ve always known the creatures were there of course. We’ve even had been brief glimpses of them. But for a group to come right up to the table was most unusual. As for them attacking and eating the guests, that was so out of character.
But rest assured sir, the whole area has been thoroughly cleaned, you’d never know anything had happened.
What time shall I make the reservation for?
A 100-word story for this week’s prompt at Friday Fictioneers.
Photo courtesy of Fatima Fakier Deria