The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

The Shared Eyebrow and the Runaway Tablet

Istanbul, Bosphorus, fishing

The Nice Thing About Strangers

He has a blue jogging suit and winter coat, she wears leggings as pants with a ski jacket. They stand close while waiting for the plane. She tries to hand him his own ticket and passport, but he pushes them back. She is to be in charge. The woman has overly plucked eyebrows that she penciled in with a dark line almost to her temple.  Her boyfriend has one thick unibrow, which makes a person suddenly remember songs from Ernie and Bert on Sesame Street.  With she too few and he too many, they remain shockingly inexpressive. Yet, he pulls her close for a hug, and she keeps her head slightly tilted to avoid from smudging her pretend eyebrows on the shoulder of his jacket.

During the flight, they remain in close contact, leaning heads on the other’s shoulder, trading knowing glances: A perfect pair.

Upon landing, the woman in…

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This entry was posted on May 22, 2013 by in Travel.

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