A very short story a.k.a. life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A very short story about a two people, who are probably smart, in different ways, talking and probably getting nowhere.

“Matt? How long have you been sitting under this tree?”

“For about 10 months.”

“That can’t be true.”

“The real answer is as irrelevant as my stupid one.”

“I still don’t know if I prefer the real you over the stupid you.”

“I thought you disliked both equally.”

“That was just the stupid you thinking that, I need a drink.”

“You don’t even like to drink.”

“Well, I didn’t say I wanted a drink.”

“I can ask my brother to get you a beer if you’d like.”

“That’s okay, I can get drunk off of my own despair.”

“Stop being so depressed, you’re upsetting my tree.”

Your tree?”

“For all you know we could be dating.”

“So you’re willing to date a tree but you won’t go out with me?”

“People in town would be more surprised if I was having sex with you then with a tree.”

“Since when do you care about those townies, though?”

“Good point.”

“So you’ll go out with me?”

“Not that good of a point.”

“I’m literally begging and you’re saying no, why are you so weird.”

“You wouldn’t be here begging me if I weren’t so weird.”

 “You’re probably wrong.”


“Do you want to head back? It’s getting pretty late.”


“I just feel like it.”


“Do I need to justify my feelings?”

“You don’t have to do anything.”

“I just want to listen to some music and relax. You can tag along if you’d like.”

“I’m not much of a music person.”

“I keep forgetting you don’t appreciate music.”

“I wish I could though.”

“You probably could appreciate it, if you tried.”

“Probably not.”

“You’re probably right, people don’t really change.”

“I thought you of all people would believe otherwise.”

“People don’t change, they just make choices they later accept and live with, probably.”


“Eh, probably not.”

Submitted: November 20, 2016

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Nice piece of dialogue-based flash fiction. Good job.

Wed, November 23rd, 2016 7:07pm

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