Late night in a coffee shop.Late night in a coffee shop.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sir? Do you find me expendable?"
The man stopped his actions and turned his head to the questioning voice behind him. He had never had to deal with such an absurd and personal question, especially not at this time of day- it was late at night and he was preparing his work for tomorrow and getting ready to close up. Nevertheless, the voice beckoned him to answer, and those tired, stressed blue eyes stared at him, anticipating a reply.
"Ah well " he began, setting down a bag of freshly scooped coffee beans he was just getting done with wrapping. "Why do you ask?" he retorted- trying to learn more about this mysterious being facing him before composing an answer.
"I ask because I require an answer, sir." They replied their voice hollow and their eyes drifting to look to the tan coloured elixir that would be coffee but was too over run with creamer in their cup.
"That isn't much of a reason, and I can't say- do you feel you are?" replied the coffee vendor, who worked the bag in
Troy...or notTroy or notTroy...or not7 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
By the Gods! snapped Helen, standing resplendent in the middle of the battlefield, will noone ask me whether I want to go back or not? Even though Im the one being fought over, no one even tries to ask my opinion about it!
The two rival armies had come to a halt on either side of the legendary beauty, gaping at her in amazement. Menelaus was standing at the head of his army, holding an unsheathed sword, with his mouth hanging open, looking utterly stupid, as his slow brain tried to figure out why his wife was behaving like that. From the time he had known her, she had always been so meek and obedient, always listening to him and giving him whatever he asked for. Now she was a veritable lioness, standing there roaring away loudly enough to scare the hair off a man.
Now that she had grabbed everyones attention, Helen cleared her throat and continued none too mildly
I dont know why you bunch of id