Jogging the Morning After

He is still in my bed. Funny. When a guy brings back a girl for a one night stand, he expects her to be gone before the sun, but when he comes to her place, he can make himself comfortably at home.

I stand naked at the foot of my bed, watching him sleep. He has coarse stubble on his chin and jawline. I guess that’s why my upper lip is burning like fire. His nose is flat and wide, his eyes too far apart, his eyebrows almost meet together in a unibrow. He was much cuter last night. Alcohol really is a powerful drug.

I take a pair of shorts and a sports bra from my dresser. I slip into them and snatch my iPod and ear buds from the table on my way out the door. The morning, San Francisco air is chillier than I expected, but I plug in my ear buds and commence my jog. He’d better be gone by the time I get back. I’m not cooking breakfast.

word count: 173


This is in response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: write a story in 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) using the provided photo prompt as inspiration.

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18 thoughts on “Jogging the Morning After

  1. Nortina, I love reading your stories. Your love for writing is so evident in your writing and why they are all so excellent. I know you will be a published author one day – I have no doubt. Meanwhile, I am so pleased you are part of the weekly FFfAW writing group. Thank you for your continued participation and I look forward to reading your future stories. ((Hugs)) PJ

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I really do enjoy these flash fiction challenges. I think they really refine my writing. I’m always looking forward to what’s in store for the next week 🙂

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  2. Great story! Alcohol can be very helpful in changing your eyesight! Problem is…your real sight comes back! Maybe she will be surprised that breakfast is waiting for her when she returns…..gee, will That make a difference?

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  3. Excellent Nortina! That pretty much sums up a one night stand. No love or feelings other than “get the heck out.” Loved the last line too. Haha! Hope she doesn’t come back home to a robbery. 😮

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