Flash Fiction: Missed Connections

At only 566 words, “Missed Connections” is another one of my early stories. Again, experimental. It’s an attempt to tell a story using modern methods of communication. I hope you enjoy it.

-_Q

Starbucks w4m 36 (North Austin)

Yesterday. 3:15.

You were sitting at an outside table when I arrived. Very cute.

When you came inside, I was waiting for my drink. It took everything I had not to look over at you. But I still chanced a glance a few times. You were working on a laptop and talking on the phone. Yes. Very cute.

You had dark wavy hair. Short. Nicely dressed, but casual.

Buy me a mocha?

Reply with “Starbucks” in the subject line to prove you’re human.

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To: vielsn-vme390-30390@craigslist.org

From: RHK

Subject: Starbucks

Hi…I might be the guy you saw at Starbucks on Monday. How random! You said it was 3:15, and I was there at 3:15. You said I was sitting outside talking on the phone, and I was doing that a couple of times. You said I was working on a laptop, and I was working on my laptop. You said I was very cute, and….well, I don’t think I’m ugly….

I was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. Let me know if you think I’m the guy…..maybe I chanced a glance at you too.

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To: RHK

From: SbksGirl

Subject: Re: Starbucks

You might just be. What shoes were you wearing & what do you remember about me?

🙂

Sent from my iPhone

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To: SbksGirl

From: RHK

Subject: Re: Re: Starbucks

I was wearing my black Converse shoes.

You were cute, too. Long brown hair, pulled back into a ponytail. Classic Vans. Jeans and a long sleeve black shirt. Is that you?

Sent from my iPad

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To: RHK

From: SbksGirl

Subject: Re: Re: Re: Starbucks

OMG! That is me! How funny. Well, now what do we do? I never post things like this, and I thought it was such a long shot, but here you are. So…buy me a mocha?🙂

Ginger

Sent from my iPhone

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To: SbksGirl

From: RHK

Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Starbucks

See you at 3:15.

Rick

Sent from my iPad

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Rick

Me, too. Miss you already.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Really? I miss you, too. Can’t think of anything else. What have you done to me?

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Rick

Cast a spell, I hope.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

I just caught my breath. Seriously.

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Rick

Get used to catching your breath.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Oh my, sir. When can I see you again? I’m having serious withdrawals.

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Rick

Perhaps I could come, er, fill you up?

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Tonight?

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Rick

Sadly, no. If I had known I’d meet you, I would’ve canceled plans. Tomorrow afternoon?

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Afternoon delight? Meet at Starbucks?

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Rick

See you then. 3:15.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

I keep thinking about you lapping scotch off my body.

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Rick

Text not secure. But I like the thought.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Not secure? WTF?

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Rick 

I’ll explain later. TTFN.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Fuck! Are you married?

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Google Voice

Text from +15125559890:

Rick? WTF. Answer me.

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Google Voice

Text from +15125552143:

Found your secret Google Voice #. Nice try. Taking the kids. Want a divorce.

-_Q

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed “Missed Connections.” Every Friday, look for new FREE fiction as I serialize my teen Steampunk romance The Zombies of Mesmer. Find more of my work on this blog, in several publications, and on Amazon.

~ by omgrey on June 24, 2013.

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