Sunday, March 20, 2022


Mark entered the coffee shop, looking perplexed.


‘She asked me for a date.’


‘And what?’

‘What did you say?’

‘I … I … Why would she ask me for a date?’

‘She likes you?’

‘That makes no sense.’

‘Yeah, but stranger things have happened.’

‘She could literally date anyone; I’m a certified loser.’

‘But a nice loser.’

‘A loser’s a loser.’

‘So you’re going to turn her down?’

‘Probably safer than waiting for the punchline.’

‘What if there’s no punchline?’

‘We both know there’s going to be a punchline.’



‘But it’d be cool if there wasn’t.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

I think that 'Why would s/he want me?' attitude gets in the way of a lot of potential dates and relationships, Rob. You show that really well here!