Flash Fiction–Entreating


“Now,” he said imploringly. “Now.”

“I don’t want to,” she answered.

“But you always want to.”



“I just don’t want to now.”

“Why? Give me one good reason.”

“Because I’m not in the mood.”

“You’ve got to be kidding. You’re not doing anything else at the moment.”

“For one thing, it’s too early. There are a few other things I want to do.”

“You don’t mean to say that you just don’t want to because it’s still daylight?”

“Well, that is the way I feel. Why don’t you watch NetFlix this time without me?”

“Later for sure then?”

Lois Batchelor Howard
Palm Springs Branch, CA


  1. I love the “trick” ending of this–only I hate to admit I was tricked because what does that say about where my mind is? Well done, Lois!