Monday, September 19, 2011

Love in the Time of Mobile Electronics: a Very Short Story

This is the first date. The girl and the boy agree, via text message, to have coffee. They meet at the coffee shop and drink coffee and talk for a while, their conversation interrupted by a few text messages, and then say goodbye.

The girl goes home and watches a romantic comedy on her laptop and falls asleep, feeling vaguely lonely.

The boy goes home and watches pornography on his laptop and falls asleep, feeling vaguely lonely.

After a series of text messages, the boy and the girl agree upon another date. This date ends with sexual intercourse. The girl and the boy fall asleep in the same bed, feeling vaguely lonely. This is the last date.

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