30ShortsIn30Days: Lads

Note: This is posted “as is”, no editing or proof reading involved, as part of the 30 Shorts In 30 Days project. During April I will be attempting to write and post a new short story everyday.

  It was quite a seedy pub, what would be described as a student bar except all the customers were too old to be students, but mostly only just. Bright young things sitting in groups of four or five, with at least three smartphones out on each table taking photos of the beer or food, and occasionally of the other drinkers.

  At the table in the corner Jo and Dave sat opposite each other, starting on another pint.

  “So, what was this girl like?” Dave asked.

  “Not too bad at all, a bit mouthy, kept talking all evening about plans for the future.”

  “Tell me about it,” Dave laughed.

  “But it was a good date. The food was very good, really good range, nicely cooked. Nice wine list too, got to show off a bit there.”

  “Nice one. But what was the girl like?”

  “Well,” Jo thought. “Plain but pretty I’d say. Nothing spectacular, but not too shabby at all. Nice figure, especially later on in the night.”


  “Yeah, had some food, a few bottles of wine, and then we went back to hers.”

  “Really? That’s a bit fast for you Jo.”

  “I know, but, well she was a bit keen so I thought ‘why not?’”

  “And are you seeing her again?”

“Too right,” Jo replied.

  “So it’s serious then?”

  “Don’t think so. It’s more a case of until something better comes along.”

  “Until something better comes along? You’re a shit at times Jo.”

  “Yeah, but do you blame me?”

  “Not at all,” Dave answered. “So when are you next seeing her?”

  “In about five minutes, she’s a bit clingy and wanted to meet up tonight.”

  “To go back to yours?” Dave asked.

  “I hope so, she’s amazing in bed I’ll tell you that. Ah, she’s here now,” Jo said looking over Dave’s shoulder.

  The young lady approached the table and sat down next to Jo.

  “Jo,” she said sitting down. “I didn’t know you knew Dave.”

  “You know Dave too?” Jo asked.

  “Sure do, he’s my brother. I’m sure I must have mentioned him last night, you were listening weren’t you?”

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