Nervous Laughter

Writing Challenge: July 9, 2018

Prompt: Write a story that uses the line “who smiles at a time like this?”

 

“Who smiles at a time like this?” He looked at me with eyebrows raised and eyes wide, examining me for any mental instability.

“I can’t help it. I’m a nervous laugher. When I get stressed, I start to laugh.” I knew it was crazy, but I couldn’t resist the smile the twerked my cheeks.

“You better find out how to stop it, or we’ll both be in even more trouble.” He shook his head in disbelief. “Besides, it’s kind of creepin’ me out.”

His remark set me off over the edge. Now, I went from smiling to chuckling.

“Cami…” I knew he meant to reprimand me, but as my chuckles grew into full laughter, he began to follow suit. When our boss came in to yell at us for losing one of our office’s best clients, she found us both laughing like hyenas in her office.

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