Richard had an idea, an idea that was big with tinkly bells hanging off, simple but exciting. While his family slept, and they slept like railway sleepers, he crept out the front door, crept down the stairs and crept through the security door and into the night. Richard heads to the city for a night adventure, along with some absurd encounters with Nagasaki impressionists and molten meat bouncers, Richard drinks and smokes his way through a secret night out in Brisbane. As enjoyable as it is, he finds he needs closure - he goes looking for a fitting way to end his night. What Can $50 Buy is a short story based loosely on the author's own experiences of a memorable secret night out back in the early 2000s.