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Fred began locking his phone. He stopped coming home after work and didn’t tell Delia why. He would sneak in late. During shared meals, the most he would speak were monosyllables.
Months later, a group of Delia’s co-workers invited her out for drinks. Jimmy, the known tomcat of the office, bought her Magners until everyone else left.
That fall, Jimmy and Delia are netflix and chillin’ at his place when someone knocks on the door. Opening it, they see it’s Fred, disheveled, crying – and holding a pistol.
“I searched until I found your car. Baby, please come home.”
news.com.au defines Netflix and Chill as:
The cheeky combination of “Netflix” and “chill” plastered all over social media actually refers to an invitation for something a bit more, er, R-rated. Like asking your date to come inside for a “cup of coffee”, extending a “Netflix and chill” invite is code for sex. Of course, the definition is open to interpretation.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the tireless host of Friday Fictioneers.