The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Guest Post by Steven Lincoln: Know Your Audience

Here’s another in a series from my friends and guest bloggers, Steven Lincoln! Happy Wednesday!

Keg Lifting Contest, Lafayette, Indiana. Photo courtesy of Steven Lincoln

Keg Lifting Contest, Lafayette, Indiana. Photo courtesy of Steven Lincoln

The Nice Thing About Strangers

He sat in the center of the third row, the person nearest the screen in the movie theater. It was a weekday, and he was attending a matinee of the country’s newest blockbuster, which typically attracted teenaged-girls and their mothers. His massive arms snaked from the sleeveless shirt to claim the backs of the seats on either side of him. His friend sat two seats to his left, following some male rule about not sitting side-by-side in public places.

There was no movement, no conversation. Just a slumped individual, baseball cap fixed straight, staring at inane advertising on the screen.

As the theater’s lights, sound and visuals led the audience toward the promised viewing experience, the already quiet gathering of spring break viewers settled in. The trailers began, booming and blinding the audience, using the tried-and-true methods of stirring young male testosterone into guaranteed ticket sales on opening night. As…

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This entry was posted on May 13, 2015 by in Travel.

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