The writers group known as The Central New York Writers Café is comprised of programmers, professors, homemakers, photographers, attorneys, students, artists, optometrists, realtors, retirees, and retailers. They are neighbors you might meet at the grocery store, a Chinese takeout, or at a school board meeting. Every Thursday night they gather at a central café to discuss writing, critique their work, and help one another along the personal journey of refining their craft. Short Order is a compilation of their best short stories--fiction and non-fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and tweets. It's a pretty tall order of talent, invention, and clever wordsmithing--a buffet of many genres, styles, and points of view. Short Order is the perfect companion for a quick lunch, waiting in line, an alternative to bad TV, or before turning out the light. Taken in bits and pieces or cover to cover, it's a marvelous example of forging the power of inspiration and the imaginative process into the written word.