‘Two Yous’ (BW Story Contest 4th Place Winner)

Short Fiction Break


The follow story by JonathanPayne is the 4th place winner of the Beyond Writer Story Contest. Jonathan is a British writer based in Washington DC.  He writes psychological thrillers and magical realism.  His short fiction is published at QuarterReads, Down In The Dirt, Fiction On The Web and Beyond Imagination. Follow him at jonpayne.org and @jon7payne.

I’m at the farmers’ market when I see myself.

It’s early morning, sunny day, but a chill in the air.  I’m hanging around in fruit and vegetables.  Clementines, to be precise.  He’s nearby, in grapefruit.

The first thing I notice is his hands.  I always do this thing with grapefruit: pick one out, throw it in the air, squeeze it, throw it up again.  I have no idea what I’m doing, it’s just a habit.

I notice this guy’s hands, and he’s doing the exact same thing: throw, squeeze, throw.

So, I’m just about…

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