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Nepal

“Have you ever thought about travelling the world?” he asked her, sliding into the seat across from the one she’d snagged in the corner of the coffee shop. “I hear Nepal is nice this time of year.”
“Nepal?” she said, drawing her cappuccino a little closer. “Why Nepal?”
He shrugged and fiddled with the handle of his cup.”
“I just said, I heard it’s nice this time of year.”
“Then go.”
“I would, but I can’t alone.”
“Girlfriend?”
“Not got one.”
“Boyfriend?”
“Not my type.”
“Mother?”
“That would just be sad.”
She narrowed her eyes at the stranger.
“Just take a friend if that’s all that’s stopping you.”
“Now that’s a great idea. Hi, my name’s Mark.”
“Tammy.”
“Tammy, nice to meet you, I think we should be friends.”
“We’ve just met, like two seconds ago.”
“And already I sure you’re the sort of girl who wants to see Nepal.”

 

(150 Words)

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

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