Do you want to meet?
I couldn’t stop myself before typing my reply: Did you seriously just ask that question? You’re being absurd. Absolutely absurd.
I watched the three-dot text bubble appear on the screen before disappearing. Waiting for the response. Absolutely absurd had been a bit much even for me. But at least I was being honest.
Like a magic trick the text bubble appeared and disappeared once more.
My phone met the table top; face down. I let it lay there, waiting, feeling the possibility pulsating.
I think it’s worth the risk.
You’re worth the risk.
I wanted the subject of the last text to be the deciding factor. The kind words to be my tipping point; my inevitable downfall.
My thumbs usually had a mind of their own. My brain rarely catching up before hitting send. This time they hovered above the keys just as unsure as the rest of me.
I couldn’t even conjure up a text bubble.
I simply left them on:
Hello Literary Lovelies,
How are you all doing? I am attempting to get over a sinus/ear infection which has me quite foggy brained at the moment.
I had started writing this prompt in March but had left it behind. I found it calling to me to finish today.
Where would you have taken this prompt dear readers? I would love to know in the comment below.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
Postscript: What do you think is the reason why the MC doesn’t want to meet?