Whoops... I'm a little late with my snippet this week, I hope I won't get thrown out of the Rainbow Snippet club!
This snippet is from a short story called Ben's Dilemma. It's my freebie "thank you" which I send to all who sign up for my mailing list. In this snippet, Ben is in a restaurant with Jamie... they used to work together, and a bit more...
“This is good,” Jamie said, breaking the silence.
Ben looked up. Jamie held out a loaded-up fork which was pointing straight at him.
“Jamie, what do you think you’re -”
“No, really, it’s alright. I -”
“I know you’ll like it. You do too,” Jamie said as he moved the fork closer to Ben. He had the same lazy smile on his face as earlier. His eyes were partially shadowed in the restaurant’s muted light, but Ben could feel them drilling into him.
“Come on Ben. Open up,” Jamie said. His voice was quiet. None of the other customers who sat at the crammed-in tables would have heard him, over the chatter and clink of silverware on china. The command had been for Ben’s ears alone. It was as if it were just the two of them in the restaurant, marooned in the soft light of the wall lamp just above them.
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