For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we’ve been given “hat” “het,” “hit,” “hot,” and “hut,” and instructed us to “choose one, choose ’em all, and to put ’em in your post.” And with that said, I came up with this silly bit of slice-of-life nonsense.
I couldn’t help but notice this wickedly beautiful young woman coming out of a Sunglass Hut store. She was wearing this sexy fedora-like hat, and man oh man, did she look hot. I boldly walked up to her and said, “Hi, my name is Daniel. I love your fedora hat.”
She smiled at me. Or maybe it was more of a smirk. It was hard to know for sure. “Are you trying to hit on me, Daniel?” she asked.
“Actually I am,” I said. “You are one hot chick and I’d love to spend the next few hours getting to know you better.” I extended my hand to her and asked her what her name was.
“My name is Sappho,” she said. “Does that surprise you?”
“It’s a beautiful name,” I said. “Unusual, but beautiful. You were named after the ancient Greek poet from the island of Lesbos, right?”
This time I could tell that her smile was truly a smile and not a smirk. “So you know a little bit about ancient Greek culture, I see. I am impressed, Daniel. But Sappho is not my given name. It’s actually the name I gave myself after I came out,” she said. “So if you’re trying to hit on me, and you know who my namesake was, you must also know that I am not heterosexual. I prefer spending my free time with women.”
“So do I, Sappho,” I said. “But you can’t blame a guy for trying. And even though you play for the other side, so to speak, I do think you’re really hot and you wear that fedora hat quite fetchingly. I’d still like to offer to take you out for a drink. Whaddya say, Sappho?”
Sappho thought for a moment. Then she agreed to have a no-strings-attached drink with Daniel. “You seem like a nice and reasonably intelligent guy,” she said, “and so I’ll agree to your offer. But just be aware, Daniel, that I’m not a switch hitter.”
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