I neglected to post my entry into Siobhan Muir’s Thursday Threads flash fiction contest on April 17, 2014.
If you haven’t checked out the contest yet…what are you waiting for? It’s loads of fun and a good way to stretch your writing repertoire.
Here is my entry:
Kevin grabbed James’s arm as the perpetrator walked across the student union. Kevin hesitated, awestruck by the granite-like bicep under his grip.
James leaned in close. “Is that him?”
Kevin gulped. He could smell the coconut in James’s shampoo. He wanted to move closer, but he shook off the thought. “Yeah. That’s the guy who stole my laptop.”
“Let me at him!” James punched the palm of his hand with his knuckles, and moved to take off.
Kevin stood in his way. “No. You can’t!”
“Why not?” James furrowed his brow. It was adorable.
“Because I won’t have you kicked out of school on account of this.”
“He stole your laptop. I have to do something.”
“I know you want to, but I’ll file a police report.”
“What if he sold it or f-d it up?”
“I’ll deal with it. The laptop’s not important. Not as important as having you as my roommate.”
James smiled and threw an arm around Kevin’s shoulders, hauling him up next to his hard frame. “I like having you as a roommate, too. “ He looked toward the offender who was ordering a cup of coffee. “It still kills me to see him getting away with it, if only for now. He’s so smug.”
“We’ll see about that.”
“I kinda set a booby trap in case it ever got stolen.”
Kevin nodded shyly. “Let’s get some lunch and I’ll tell you about it.”
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