Some 55-word-stories, related and un-related. Draw your own conclusions and leave your comments behind. Also cross-posted on IFSHA.
She: I want to meet your ex-girlfriend.
He: What an odd thought! Why?
She: She’s your past and that’s part of you. Getting to know you includes meeting your past.
It’s to know why you like me. If she’s shy, I’ll know its my personality. If she’s sweet, its my attitude.
“CRAP” he was thinking.
That’s her??? Your ex-girlfriend is gorgeous.
Not the way you are.
Right….you didn’t tell me she was so tall.
How does it matter…I think you are my perfect woman
Shorter than you, you mean?
Quiet now…here she comes
Pretty face, status symbol, too much attention. It must have been about his ego, then.
XX1: I’m glad to meet you!
XX2: Me too! I’ve been hearing so much about you!
XX1: We must talk about books. He said you have a collection!
XX2: I’ve got a book I hope you’ll like.
She’s just like me. Hmm…he’ll be a frequent furniture re-arranger. The same stuff but with a new look.
1 new message!
Hi, I’m disappointed you didn’t come for the engagement. We were friends after all. You could’ve left work early. Anyway, here’re the photographs. Wish you were a part of them.
Photogenic me? But I don’t have that complexion, do I? You always had a thing for fair skin. Congratulations Mr.Fair & Lovely.
She stubbed out the cigarette butt and gazed out of the window, running through the list in her mind. An organized mind aids good decisions.
The Head girl
The Beauty Queen
The Campus Rebel
The Business whiz-kid
The ex-girlfriend of his nemesis
The Former Colleague
A collector of alpha females.
He passes her; she flashes an almost-not-there glance
Like she’s thinking deeply, unaware of staring
He watches her surreptitiously….hoping she won’t notice. Hoping she will.
She does. That’s why she doesn’t turn around and smile. Perhaps she will.
She doesn’t ponder over how silly she’s being.