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Horror


A rare genre in Daily Science Fiction, but sometimes we all just need a good scare....

by Michael W Cho
Her skin was lusciously smooth and mocha-colored, which reminded me of a very sweet coffee drink (and a very sweet barista I'd had once), and that's why I invited her to a coffee shop. But I didn't come right out and proposition her--there's a process, a sequence, a dance. First, I made eye contact, smiled, and looked shyly away. Having previously tailored my appearance to register as an attractive male of the dominant group, if I'd appraised her correctly, I had a good chance of a positive reaction. She'd been sitting at the end of the bench at the bus stop. The next time I looked at her, I caught her looking at me. This time, I got a smile in return, and held her gaze a few moments.
Published on Oct 18, 2019
 
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