[do u wont 2 mete up?]
[can u send pics first?]
[what was that?]
[can u send again?]
He hears the letterbox flap open. Lying on the floor is a mangled Polaroid, still wet from the developing fluid. As he picks it up, he tries to recall if Polaroids actually use fluid. Then he turns the picture over, and all other thoughts leak from his mind.
Something thuds heavily against his door, as if losing patience. His phone pings once more.
[OPN TH FUCKIN DOORE]
Author bio: Daniel Gooding was born in 1984, and his flash fiction stories "Chum", "Kindness" and "Seepier" have appeared previously in '101 Fiction'. He is also featured in the two latest anthologies by New Lit Salon Press, "Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond" and "First Came Fear: New Tales of Horror." He occasionally writes for The Guardian and currently lives in Bath, UK.
Neuds is part of 101 Fiction issue 23.