“I Think You’re Ready”
Flash Fiction by Jeff Hill
You make it seem so easy. Talking to guy after guy. Just to hurt me. It’s like you’re a different person. Completely. Why don’t you act like this at work? Why don’t you act like this all the time? Watching you sleep makes me want to hold you. But I know you’re not ready. You wouldn’t understand. Even though I hope you’re different from the others. Why don’t you ever see me? Why don’t you ever prove me wrong?
Perhaps tomorrow I’ll build up the courage to introduce myself.
Originally published in Linguistic Erosion in 2014.
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