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For The Vocal Unspoken Challenge

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Top Story - October 2023
An AI Creation By The Author

The Prompt

Convey a deep conversation between two individuals without uttering a single word aloud.


He had been listening to "The Crossing" by Big Country before he came out, he loved the guitar sound and the e-bow and those songs would never leave him. He played that album almost every day.

He was meant to be meeting his mate in the pub but had just recieved a text from the guy saying he couldn't make it, so he was sat at the table with the two pints of Guinness that he had bought.

They would have to be drunk, but any more and he would be drunk.

The pub was quiet but he noticed a girl, two tables away, seemingly alone, but looking at her phone. She just had one glass of wine.

He looked at her and wasn't sure if there was anything wrong, then their eyes met and they both instantly looked away, not wanting to be seen as nosey or creepy.

He took a drink of Guinness, and she sipped her wine.

They both thought

"Those Eyes, those eyes, there might be something there"

They both looked at their phones, butterflies in their tummies, wondering what they were feeling.

Apart from the barman they were the only two in the pub.

They were alone, there was a little spark of being together.

They were both alone waiting for something or someone to happen.

She checked her phone but there were no messages.

He looked at his, and there was nothing on his, but then he had a thought, maybe, just maybe her phone was open as a Wi-Fi hotspot, and if it was secured he could maybe contact her.

He checked and there were two open networks, "Pubwifi", and "LSSamsung".

Was she "L" or "LS"?

He changed his phone name to "GuyWith Guinness" and took a breath and then sent a text file to "LSSamsung".

He waited

She looked at the phone

Someone had sent a file, would she accept it?

She wasn't an expert and this was a new phone.

She looked at the sender , "GuyWith Guinness", then looked across at the guy with two pints of Guinness.

Their eyes met again.

She opened the text and it said "Are You 'LSSamsung'?"

She looked up and smiled at him.

His heart leapt

She might like him, he never thought anyone could like him, not that he wasn't a good guy but just that he didn't excite people or so he thought.

She was thinking

"What next, should I reply? What's his name?"

She was excited, she thought he looked really nice, but obviously quite shy.

Not a word passed between them.

She decided to take the lead and send a text file back"

"My name is Lee Anne And I Am Hungry. Can we find somewhere to eat?"

He was shocked to get a text file back.

She was looking at him and smiling still.

He looked at her and sent a text back, "Yes that would be great, I am Matthew"

She got the message, finished her wine, got up, walked over to his table took his hand, thanked the barman and they walked out of the pub hand in hand to a new adventure.

There was one and a half pints of Guinness left on the pub table.

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Mike Singleton - Mikeydred

Weaver of Tales, Poems, Music & Love

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  • Arbab2 months ago

    great piece

  • StoryholicFinds2 months ago

    Congratulations ❤️

  • Rob Angeli2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story. I love the set-up, from the music reference to the ambiance of the pub, and the alternating between devices and drinks as the Unspoken conversation unfolds. Great work!

  • Julia Schulz2 months ago

    Comgratulations on a TOP STORY, Mike! Excellent!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Very good 😌 brother

  • Celia in Underland2 months ago

    Wonderfully written-super congrats on top story!

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    well done, Mike. Congrats on Top Story

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Another I’d missed. Congrats on your top story, Mike! 😊👏🎉

  • nice and beautiful Story Mike

  • Beautifully done. Congratulations 🎉

  • Sugan Ya 2 months ago

    Lovely story... Congrats on the top story 🤝...

  • Phil Flannery2 months ago

    You caught the nervous energy of the first meeting well. Congrats on Top story.

  • Dana Stewart2 months ago

    Congratulations Mike, lovely story 🎉

  • Alexander McEvoy2 months ago

    Beautifully done Mike! I love these kind of simple meetcute love stories :) Gave me exactly the dopamine hit I needed today

  • Call Me Les2 months ago

    Congrats Mike 🎉

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    Aw. Sounds like a perfect meet-cute. I imagine it's drizzling outside, yet the streets are bustling with activity, unperturbed by the downpour. For some reason, I always picture rain in romantic settings.

  • I am really proud that this made a Top Story, because it is a purely positive piece and I hope that everyone has their hearts and spirits lifted after reading it. Thank you everyone I love you all ♎💜♉

  • Congratulations on your Top Story🎉💯

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Awww. Lee Anne. 🥰🥰🥰

  • Teresa Renton2 months ago

    Aw … what a lovely story! Well done 👏

  • JBaz2 months ago

    Once again a beautiful work of written art. I like where you took this challenge

  • Meagan Dion2 months ago

    love it!

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    So you can actually do that wi-fi text thing. Makes me feel scared to use my phone, or think what else can be done in public places. Very well done Mike. i learned something new.

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Fantastic 🩷❤️❤️💛🖤🖤

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