“Hey watcha doing?” he asks trying to be nonchalant as he sidles up to me. I keep reading doing my best to ignore him.
“I’m reading a short story by Tolkien, called Leaf by Niggle.”
“It’s one of his few allegorical ones, but yeah I like it.” I reply.
“So, you wanna get a drink or something?”
“No, I want to finish this story.”
Word count: 66
This was written with the prompt niggle provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #187.
This was based on experiences of guys trying to chat me up…
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