This is a story for Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers, https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/fffaw-challenge-week-of-september-26-2017/, prompted by the photo below, kindly provided by shivamt25.
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Woke Up With a Monster
“What?” Jess asked.
Pete stared at the cup.
“I thought it would make you laugh,” Jess tried again.
“Do it right or you’ll wake it up,” Pete spat.
“Oh,” Jess fumbled with the sunglasses, turning them to sit above the handle, “Better? Now it’s like they’re over the nose.”
Pete winced. “Turn it round, handle at the back, like he’s got a baseball cap.”
“Yeah, do it. Now.”
Hands shaking, Jess rearranged the glasses, burning her fingers on the hot cup. She looked at Pete for approval.
Pete rocked back and forth. He whispered, “Look at the letters, idiot.”
“What? It just says ‘coffee’.”
“Just? JUST? Look – the bridge of the glasses, it’s over the coffee bean.”
“Coffee has six letters, C, O, F, F, E, E, right? You can see that?”
Jess nodded, biting her lip.
“So,” Pete went on, “The bridge should sit over the FFs, right in the middle. Clearly.”
Jess stood and walked quickly to the door.
“Yeah, run away, now you’ve woken up the OCD. Bitch.”