They’re probably fucking, or about to fuck, or in conversation—having fucked—calculating the optimal conditions for a subsequent fuck, consulting schematics, checking the math, modeling the geometry over coffee steaming from a beaker, probably wearing lab coats but also probably not.
Pedro Ponce is the author of Superstitions of Apartment Life, Alien Autopsy, Stories After Goya, and most recently, The Devil and the Dairy Princess (Indiana University Press, 2021).
image: “White Orchid”: Andrea Damic lives in Sydney, Australia. She has been published in 50-Word Stories and Friday Flash Fiction. You can find her on Twitter @DamicAndrea. One day she hopes to finish and publish her novel. In spare time she takes photos and creates Art.