I was in a philosophical mood and decided to write an essay titled What do I think about when I think about life?

What do I think about when I think about life? — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I started tackling the big questions. Why are we here? Why am I here? Why am I sitting here in an East London café drinking a decaf soy milk caramelized latte?

Then Steve walked past the table and I lost my train of thought. He’s got this amazingly awesome retro eighties watch where you can play video games. I asked him to join me. I really wanted to play.

The flash fiction story What do I think about when I think about life? is part of the flash fiction collection Flash 52.