Misunderstanding: Five 55 fictions

One

“You’ve been avoiding me for two weeks. You don’t say hello; you don’t reply when I do. What’s wrong?”

Silent glare.

“You have to tell me!”

“I hear you’ve been trying to  get cozy with Sheena even though you know she is my girl.”

“No! How could you even think I’d do such a thing?!”

 

Two

“Did you use my system yesterday when I was on leave?”

“No I didn’t! Why?”

“Only you have my password. My presentation for today’s board meeting is missing from my hard-drive. How could you do this to me?! You really hate me, don’t you?”

“No! How could you even think I’d do such a thing?!”

 

Three

“How did mom know that I have enrolled myself in the music academy instead of the college?!”

“She has her ways of finding out I’m sure!”

“You’ve always interfered in my life! Why can’t you leave me alone?! You must’ve told her, tattle tale!”

“No! How could you even think I’d do such a thing?!”

 

Four

“Your phone has been busy for almost an hour.”

“I was talking to Meera, trying to teach her math on the phone. It was so very exhausting!”

“I also found your ex- boyfriend’s phone busy while yours was busy. Are you two- timing me?”

“No! How could you even think I’d do such a thing?!”

 

Five

“Wow! That’s a handsome watch! How much was it?”

“Oh! I got this for eighteen hundred. Good?”

“Yeah good. What did you do with the balance two hundred?”

“What do you mean?”

“I’m missing two thousand from my wallet. You took it, didn’t you?”

“No! How could you even think I’d do such a thing?!”

 

 

 

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

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