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Payment Modes

(Woman’s voice) ‘Rick? Can I talk to you for a minute?’ ‘Yeah sure. Oh. You are.. OH!.. his mum. What is it?’ Besides catching me off-guard outside the swimming pool I conducted my classes at, I was more surprised at how I never noticed the able-bodied mum of a student under my wing. Given how…Continue readingPayment Modes

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Open for Closing

(Jolie asked) ‘One more for you?’ (I declined) ‘No thanks. I’m working tomorrow.’ ‘Okay then. One more for me.’ The day-one staff poured herself another shot of vodka and emptied it as quickly as the first, tipping her off balance as the alcohol hit her twice in a row. Having survived a Saturday night with…Continue readingOpen for Closing

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Meat-pole Dancing

After watching the two regulars (customer) finished their halves of a sandwich, they readily picked their gym bags up for what I presume, their pole-dancing class. The younger of them, a lady around my age but seemingly taller than me, came up to me with a wad of napkins, sliding it toward me as she…Continue readingMeat-pole Dancing

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Ex-Files

‘Umm.. excuse me? Did you see a thumbdrive around here?’ ‘I don’t think so. I didn’t check though.’ The flustered, but very gorgeous lady in a one-piece, maroon halter dress, continued ducking around to find that USB drive, while constantly looking in James’ direction. After a few minutes, she went back to him and described…Continue readingEx-Files

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Untouched Places

(Distant sounds) ‘Is it recording? .. Sure? .. Come here. .. ahhh ahhh fuck.. ‘ ‘What are you watching?’ Awakened by that recording from somewhere, I opened my eyes to find a blanket-clad Min sitting against the headboard, holding my camera but staring at me intensely. ‘It’s from last night.’ ‘Really? I can’t.. I can’t…Continue readingUntouched Places