Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
It’s hard to hear their actual conversation. There’s the kind, booming voice of the bus driver, the questioning tone of the young, blonde boy. The boy wears a Transformers t-shirt and it’s his first time on a bus. His father sits nearby while the boy asks the driver about the new bus lane, about the passengers, about whether he likes driving people from place to place. The bus driver tells him fascinating facts about the newly minted bus system in town. Of particular interest to the boy are the mirrors he uses to watch the doors on the back of the bus, to be sure people get in safely and to close them when everyone is inside. At a stop, as a family boards near the rear, the boy hops to try and get the same view as the driver. The driver explains, then asks the boy to check his work. The boy turns to see the family already seated, then he gives the driver an all-clear. The boy studies the features of the bus, and the driver warmly replies to the ceaseless questions. In fact, the passengers can see–from their view of the driver’s eyes in the now-infamous mirror–how the driver beams, how the driver is delighted to be interviewed.