'Not So Small Talk' Part 2
HIM: I'm blushing, aren't I?
HER: Mm-hmm. Even your neck seems to be on fire right now.
HIM: Yeah, that tends to happen. When I get called out. And when I meet a movie star. Who happens to also be my childhood crush.
HER: You know, that's one thing the tabloids get right: 'movie stars are just like us.' I get star struck too. It's a weird thing, isn't it?
HIM: SO weird. I thought it was a prank at first. I mean, to show up to a clinical study just to find out I will have to be stuck in a room with a stranger for three days, and that stranger is no other than.... YOU.
HER: Sounds like a plot for a movie. Or a good prank.
HIM: A GREAT one. But makes a better psychological study. Since I know so much about you and you know nothing about me. And here we are thrown into a room together, and told 'all you have to do is get to know each other. No question is off limit.'
HER: That's what you were told?
HIM: What'd they tell you?
HER: That... you have a secret I must uncover.
HIM: Woah. A secret. Huh! I'm as an open book as they come.
HER: Yet... here's that blushing again.
HER: Okay. Let's start with names. Shall we? You know my name, what's yours?
HIM: I'm in between names right now.
HER: I see. Sounds like I'll have to uncover more than just one secret.
HIM: Joking! Just making a joke. I'm Sam.
HER: Sam. Nice to meet you, Sam.
HIM: Nice to meet you, Anna.
HER: My friends call me Annie.
HIM: Friends? All right! Friends. I'm friends with Anna Miles. Sorry - ANNIE Miles.
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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