The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

On Dogs and Tough Guys

dogs, taking puppy for a walk

Photo courtesy of Brittany Rolle.

Photo courtesy of Brittany Rolle.

The Nice Thing About Strangers

dogs, taking puppy for a walk Photo courtesy of Brittany Rolle.

The slim, green-eyed teenaged boy wears the now-typical skinny jeans, flashy shoes, and puffy black coat. He stands with his elbows out a bit, holds his arms away from his frame, pretending he takes up more space. When larger boys board, he stretches even taller. He shifts his jaw and flares his nostrils while nodding to the music on his headphones.

Then a woman boards with a dog. He is cracked from his serious glare when he spots the red puppy. The façade plummets as he makes small, playful faces at the little creature. The boy smiles to himself as well. And the dog stares back with rapt attention toward what he so easily brought down to earth.

–Vienna, Austria

Photo courtesy of Brittany Rolle. Photo courtesy of Brittany Rolle.

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One comment on “On Dogs and Tough Guys

  1. joannerambling
    April 11, 2015

    Puppies will do that

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