Flash Fiction Friday – Skoskav

A little lesbian meet-cute for you this Friday! Inspired by my own feet today, though I sadly did not get a meet-cute. The title is a Swedish word meaning “shoe chafing”. Enjoy!


“Must be a good book.”

Liliana started and looked up. One of the baristas was peering curiously at her, a bucket of dirty dishes on her hip. 

“Huh? Oh, yeah.” She looked down at her book, then up again. “Yeah, it’s good.”

“Figured it has to be, since you’ve been reading it for like five hours.”

She laughed, and felt her cheeks heat a little.

“What’s it about?”

She flipped the book closed, keeping a finger on her page, and gesticulated toward the cover.

“Oooh, that does sound interesting!”

“It is, though…” Liliana cocked her head to the side and grinned. “Can I tell you a secret?”


“It is an interesting book, but mostly I’ve stayed here for five hours because these are new shoes and they’re fucking killing me.”

The barista laughed, a thrilling, surprised sound. “I’m sorry,” she said then. “That sucks, but it just sounded really funny.”

“That’s all right. It is pretty silly.”

“Just a bit.”

The smiled at each other, and then the barista picked up a plate from a nearby table and continued on her round. Liliana watched her a moment, then flipped the book back open. She’d been about to give up on the book and brave the inevitable pain of going home, but maybe she could hang out just a little longer…

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