There was this boy I met at a party, years back

There was this boy I met at a party, years back
Photo by Erich Ferdinand (copied from Flickr)

Photo by Erich Ferdinand (copied from Flickr)

and I really don’t know if I should be telling you this, because you might even meet him around here somewhere or – even worse – try to find him and use him. But this honestly is what happened, and I swear I don’t like usually believe in ghosts or anything freaky – and he was definitely not a ghost because I touched him enough to be sure he was really there.

Not like touched him touched him, kissed him, but our shoulders definitely were in contact for a few seconds. I could feel him being there solidly like so if he wasn’t a person, that couldn’t have happened, could it?

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Toby Litt is best-known for writing his books – from Adventures in Capitalism to (so far) Life-Like – in alphabetical order; he is currently working on M. His story ‘John & John’ won the semi-widely-known Manchester Fiction Prize, and his story ‘Call it “The Bug” Because I Have No Time To Think of a Better Title’ was shortlisted for the notoriously lucrative Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. He is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. His blog is at www.tobylitt.com.

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