Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
A little girl with curly blonde hair perches in her stroller with a scowl. Her mother navigates toward their departure gate, and the girl’s lips are twisted, her brow gathered, her arms folded. As mother and grumpy toddler roll past a line of people seated in a line and waiting for a flight to Dallas, the passengers beam at the girl. She glances at the string of travelers, their faces bright, but does not blink or grin as they expect–as would be the polite response to such kind gazes. They stay optimistic as they wait. But when the girl and her frown have rolled on by, the row is crestfallen. They turn their heads, nearly in unison, to await another chance to smile.
-Denver International Airport, Colorado.