Story a day: 7.23.16

“What if everything just…works out?”

She leaned back in her chair, picking at the label on the plastic bottle of organic fair-trade tea. Fourteen grams of organic sugar. “I mean, it could, I guess. Why not?”

“Never seems like it’s going to.” He shrugged .”You get used to thinking of the world as a dumpster fire.”

She turned the bottle around, nutritional facts-side away. “Guess it depends on your definition of ‘works out.’ The sun will explode or a meteor will hit or the universe will blow up eventually.”

“Guess that’s technically true.” He took her bottle from her. “What is this shit?”

“Tea. Supposedly.”

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