Nice Human


There was a sudden thump. A human silhouette was plastered against the steaming shower door.

Snoggle raised his head wearily, letting his fingers splay on the tile floor. The water ran little rivers down his angular back.

“I told you,” he said. “You can’t scare me.”

There was an audible sigh. The silhouette slumped. “It’s not fair!”

Snoggle hummed, enjoying the water. “It’s perfectly fair,” he said. “I don’t scare you either.”

“That’s true.” The silhouette moved out of sight but Snoggle could still feel the presence of the young person in the room. “It’s just, you’re the nicest goblin I’ve ever met. I’m sorry.”

Snoggle looked down at his green, knobby hands. “Don’t be sorry,” he said. “You’re a very nice human yourself.”


Written in response to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner‘s photo prompt. Check it out!

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