The Coin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This story is about a girl who likes a boy in her class but is afraid to tell him. The story is told from both the perspective.

Submitted: September 10, 2015

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The girl
Of course I like him, look at him. He's tall, handsome and smart. I always want to say hi to him, but I never could muster enough courage. He makes me feel weak in the knees.

He's always surrounded by people, seems like he has a big group, he's always laughing or cracking jokes and my God can he laugh. I try to find him alone but have rarely seen him alone and if by some miracle I do see him alone he's got those stupid earphones on. I hate those earphones.

I wish he wore better clothes though and could be well groomed. He looks so shabby and rugged. Maybe that's what I like about him, how raw he is and how comfortable he is with his look and himself.

Today he sat beside me in class. I was so excited, but I couldn't show that. He said, hi and I just nodded back at him. (How can I be so rude and stupid?) He didn't say anything after that and his friends joined in. He got busy again and I lost my chance.

I've seen him look at me in class, I think so (I like to think so). Maybe he likes me as well and is going through the same thing as me.

When I look at him, his gait and body language all suggests that he's arrogant and thinks very highly of himself. His eyes, though, he's got a poet's eyes, an eye of a lover (and a borderline addict).

We are going to have a class party this weekend, I'll try my luck there. Maybe a little liquid courage might help.


 The boy

Of course I like her, look at her. She's tall, beautiful and smart. I always wanted to say hi to her but couldn't. She's always surrounded by her friends. I never could strike a conversation with her and when she's alone I'm surrounded by my friends. When I'm alone and I see her I put on my earphones so that I wouldn't have to talk to her. She makes me nervous and uncomfortable in a good way. 
She's so well dressed and groomed, how could she ever fall for someone like me, shabby and rugged. 
I keep staring at her in class and I think she knows or maybe she doesn't even know who I am. 
I was going to talk to her no matter what the outcome. I kept having imaginary conversations in my head. There was a  empty seat next to her. I grabbed the opportunity and took that seat. I was so excited and nervous, but I couldn't show it. I said hi and all she did was nod back. Thank God for my friends who swooped in the right moment to save me from having an awkward situation. 
I never thought she would be this arrogant. Who doesn't say hi back to a fellow classmates. I took the hint and am avoiding her from now on or maybe I'm over thinking it. 
There's a class party this Saturday, maybe...


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