TTR: Going to Town
A Drabble by John Elliott

The station at Nameless was large, ramshackle and usually deserted. But
when Mel arrived, she wasn't surprised to see that Zoe was waiting for the
London train.

"Are you going to attend Bill Gates's speech as well?" Zoe asked.

"Of course. He's going to talk about the new features in the next version
of Windows! It'll be great!" She looked down. "But, um, why have you got
that big hamper with you?"

Zoe gazed at her levelly, as if Mel had just asked why the sky was blue.

"How else," she replied, "am I supposed to bring the custard pies?"