The Path to Midnight
Laura Elena Cáceres
“You didn’t tell me I had to be on time.”
“It’s clear in my profile. I hate unpunctuality.”
“It’s eleven thirty-five, you silly.”
“Don’t talk to me like that.”
“Anyway, you waited for five minutes.”
As he watched the young man condescend to him, he got mad.
“Can I…? There…? A hug…?”
He rejected the advance. The nocturnal cold didn’t help to break the awkward moment. “And here we are …”
The young man hugged him without asking. And this time, there was no rejection. He began to kiss the lobe of his ear and rub his face and cheeks. At first, he didn’t reciprocate, then he gently kissed his neck.
He pushed the young man away and moved two steps back; yet he was still watching him. “I’m uncertain of who you are.”
“Me too. Does it matter?”
“This was a bad idea. I should have left five minutes ago.”
“But you waited.”
“Stop saying that!”
He watched how the young man’s face changed to the expression of someone in a hurry, the eyes moving around everywhere, at all directions, to the clock station, the lights from cars outside, to lampposts with led lights, and ancient lamps.
“You knew what you were coming for; you insisted a lot on that.”
“And on the punctuality.”
“You know this city is a chaos,” he protested.
“Not today; it’s quiet …”
Laura Elena Cáceres was born in 1985 in the Federal District (now Mexico City) lived most of her life in Reynosa, and in her her twenties she decided to travel around the country selling small copies of her stories. She’s travelled to places like Guadalajara, Mexico, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, her creative paradise. She has worked as waitress, teacher and cashier, but at the same time her passion for writing has always followed her. She likes to read, and daydreams a lot to find a relationship with the world, and tender things.
Scierogenous II: An Anthology of Erotic Science and Fantasy edited by Valjeanne Jeffers and Quinton Veal. Contributing authors: Quinton Veal. Sumiko Saulson. Cranston Burney. James Goodridge. Penelope Flynn. William Landis. Laura Elena Cáceres. Valjeanne Jeffers. Copyright 2018 by Valjeanne Jeffers and Quinton Veal, all rights reserved.
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