“Triple X.” Zach’s eyes meet mine like it’s some kind of challenge.
The waitress turns to me, pen poised and eyebrows raised.
I have to ask. “Do you have anything hotter?”
Molly almost spits her water. “Nora! They call it ‘Stupid Sauce’ for a reason!”
Across the table, Zach smirks. It’s foolish, crazy, idiotic. It’ll probably burn me both coming and going, but I can’t let him win again. Now he’s sucking in a cheek, trying not to laugh at me. I’m all in.
I clap the menu shut and hand it to the waitress.
“Bring me the Stupid Sauce.”
Notes from behind the scenes: Sauce names come from a local hot wings restaurant. Stupid sauce is the one they don’t put on the menu because, as the name suggests, you’d have to be stupid to try it. Also, to give you a glimpse of the author’s personality, if I were in Nora’s seat, I would totally order a double helping of Stupid Sauce!