He was uncertain, she was beautiful and flirtatious. His evening went better than ever before.
In his mind the moment came. She swept him with her eyes from head to foot. ‘All right.’
Inside his room he relaxed. He took off his jacket, loosened his tie. ‘A drink?’
She waited in the centre of the room. ‘Let’s get the arrangements out of the way. Then we can have fun.’
Arrangements? It dawned on him she was talking about money for services.
‘I thought you liked me?’
‘Jeez, Carl. Nobody likes you.’
‘How do you know my name?’
#23 in the ‘Beyond the Streets‘ sequence, a series of 100-word flash fiction.