This is a flash fiction, speculative/mild horror I wrote earlier this year for a Blog Challenge. ~ Natalia

“More coffee?”

I looked up from my appointment book, smiled and nodded. She was birdlike, thin and frail looking — maybe in her late 30’s but then, I am a poor judge of age.

“Thanks,” I said as she topped off my mug, “I hope it is okay that I am lingering a bit, my next appointment is a little while from now — just trying to catch up on the paperwork. The breakfast was great, by the way!”