Fantasy slipstream modern life

Phone Call Overheard on the Subway

By Nancy Jane Moore
Apr 10, 2019 · 199 words · 1 minute


From the author: I swear I heard a conversation very much like this one while traveling to work on the Washington DC Metro. It could be that I hadn't had quite enough coffee that morning.


            Baby, I need your loving . . . Baby, I need your loving . . . Baby, I need . . .

            Hello? Oh, hi baby. Just getting up? How you feeling this morning?

            Relax, honey. I laid everything out for you. There's coffee in the pot and a bagel sitting in the toaster just waiting for you to push the button. Your clothes are hanging on the bathroom door.

            Baby, please calm down and speak slower. I can't understand a word you're saying.

            Oh. Don't worry, baby. Your penis is on the bedside table. No, no. On my side of the bed.

           Well, I just had to take it off you last night. It kept crawling around me 'til all hours. That thing of yours got a mind of its own.

            Baby, of course I love your penis. And you know I need your loving. Got to have your loving. But I had to sleep sometime if I was gonna get up for work this morning.

            You got it back on now, honey? You have yourself a nice cup of coffee and things will be just fine.

            Love you.

This story originally appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.


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Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore writes all kinds of speculative fiction at lengths from flash to novels.