NOT-PROM is a vignette included in the upcoming novel called ''The Chimera of Prague''. The big book is about a young man living as an expatriate in Prague, and trying to figure his life out. In the vignettes, he is digging into his past life in Western New York to try and understand his first love, a relationship with a woman named Dani. In NOT-PROM, Joseph and Dani decide to skip her prom to go on an adult dinner date instead. Dani has a surprise for Joseph - and he's not going to like it. For Joseph and Dani, at the tail end of their senior year in high school, this dinner date is the beginning of the end. Set at a country club by a lake that is inhabited by the legend of a sea serpent, this story seeks to provide some insight into Joseph's character.