Saturday, July 30, 2016

This isn’t Pretty Woman

John traced a pattern on June’s back.

‘I’ve been thinking.’

‘Uh-huh.’

‘That maybe you and me could ...’

‘What?’

‘I could take you away from this … this life.’

June rolled onto her back and stared at the ceiling.

‘Well?’

‘You think I’d want to live with a man who pays women for sex?’

‘You think I want a partner who’s fucked blokes for money?’

‘Touché.’

‘I’m offering you a way out.’

‘Perhaps I like this life.’

‘And do you?’

‘No.’

‘Well, then?’

‘John.  I like you, but this isn’t Pretty Woman.’

‘But you are and maybe it could be?’



A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

I like this one, Rob, quite a lot. It's honest, but also hopeful.