He couldn’t recall when he had stopped speaking. It had crept up on him, borne from an ever-increasing ability to live life with a single mouse click: like, share, post, love. Anything and everything had become possible – and fast – and without the need for any tangible personal commitment. So when he met Georgia he was lost. She was vivacious, lively, gregarious – all traits made perfect through her voice. She talked and sang all the time; this was how she touched people. And though she looked upon him fondly, when he said nothing, she simply turned and walked away.
10th April, 2017 – 99 words