“Not getting to really know each other before marriage is like bypassing a game’s tutorial, y’know?”
“I agree, but that’s your tenth gaming analogy in the past three minutes. Please stop.”
“You want to skip the dialogue?”
“I can’t do this. Goodbye.”
“Can I call you later?”
“No. Game over!”
ToJo probably uses too many analogies.
It was love at first sight and it was everything he’d ever dreamed of, his sun, his moon, and his stars. He wanted them to grow old together. The apple of his eye, his everything. His heart had been taken hostage.
His wife wished she’d never bought him that Xbox.
Laura Chester is studying creative writing at university, hoping to go on to make a living doing what she loves.
“In today’s headlines,” said the news anchor on TV, “civil unrest rages on throughout the Middle East. Also, Hugh and Bob Mungus need to stop playing so much XBox and do their homework.”
“Huh?” said Hugh and Bob.
Mom grinned. She hadn’t told her sons about her new boyfriend yet.
This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt, “in today’s headlines.”