Drabble: Logic versus Instincts

Drabble: general, slice of life


Logic told her to get two portions of nasi lemak. Instincts told her to get another two more.

She bought four portions. And extra sambal. Because it felt like the right thing to do. Plus an extra plastic bag. Because… because.

Five minutes after she left, her brother called asking her to get extra food for their surprise guest.

“Already done.”


Along the way, she made a detour because she felt like it and passed a small pouch on the ground, half soaked by foul liquid that had leaked out from a torn rubbish.

Logic and self-preservation told her to leave it alone. Instincts told her to pick it up. There was a time when she would have ignored her gut feeling because that pouch was filthy. She knew better now.

She scooped the pouch into the extra bag and headed straight home. With her hands full, she knocked the door with her knee.

“I’ll get it,” their guest said and opened the door.

Instincts kicked in. She handed him the bag with the pouch before she second guessed herself.

“I found this on my way back.”

The grimace on his face at the smell vanished at the sight of the pouch inside.

It turned out that inside the pouch was a USB drive holding the data her brother and his visitor were supposed to analyse for their project.

Not long afterwards, they also discovered that for such a skinny little thing, their guest had a massive appetite. She blamed that on his almost scary love of anything spicy.

When the two guys weren’t looking, she patted her gut.

Good work. Keep it up.



Read more about this intuitive girl in Survival Qualms.


Posted on March 16, 2017, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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