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A Short Bit – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



“Hey there, short stuff!” Mike joked as he walked up to Suzie’s desk.

“Go away, Mike,” Suzie replied, her attention focused on her computer screen. “I’m short on time and can’t deal with you right now.”

“Not even for a short bit?”

“No. Now go away. I need to get this dissertation done.” She pounded away at the keyboard, trying to put him out of her mind.

“Please, Suzie?” he begged.

She sighed and looked away from the computer to her cute but obnoxious college classmate. “Fine. What do you want? And you’d better make it short.”

“I’ll make it short and sweet. I’d like you to take a short break and go to lunch with me.”


“Now. My treat?”

She blinked in surprise. It was the last thing she’d expected her annoying classmate to ask of her. Even more surprising was the fact that she actually was happy about it. She smiled. “Ok. But just for a short bit.”

Mike smiled. “Great! I know a great little place just a short distance from here. They have some terrific shortcake.”

“Sounds good,” Suzie said as she stood up. “I love shortcake.”


This short story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “short”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Mar. 11/17

Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

10 thoughts on “A Short Bit – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

  1. I wonder if the relationship was short lived…?

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  2. Cute story, Jo. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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