The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

So, Thank You.

On vacation and felt this was apt…

Mostar, Bosnia

Stars above Mostar, Bosnia.

The Nice Thing About Strangers

Flirting with the narrator was a sure way into the story.

He must have known this, though certainly half her age. He approached at the bus stop not long after she did. He wore the winter uniform for guys around there: straight jeans, flat Puma sneakers, puffy black coat with the hood flipped sometimes up and sometimes down–as needed to demonstrate restlessness. He checked the schedule on the sign more than once, making animated expressions as if to an audience.  He rocked from his heels up onto his toes, putting his hands in his pockets, leaning back. A friend called and he read the list of stops from the sign. Only two stops? Okay. He could have walked by the time the bus would arrive. Instead, he stood in the periphery of the woman and danced a bit to stay warm.

She was looking at the North Star, so he…

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One comment on “So, Thank You.

  1. joannerambling
    April 15, 2014

    This was great thanks for reposting it I enjoyed it

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