The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Young Love

Once the light turns green, the silver SUV blasts off, only to come to a halt at the next stoplight. This catches the attention of others on the road, who note the words written on all the windows.

“Just Married” is scrawled along the back window. Neighbors who see the sides of the car can find, “YES, WE’RE OLD” in all caps.

If one has a good view, coming up from behind, drawing by the side, and stopping next to this car at one of dozen stoplights before the Interstate, you could get a better picture of the scene. You could see the driver and his passenger. A puff of gray hair behind the wheel, a stream of gray mane in the passenger seat. They are what they have advertised, and they are grinning like schoolchildren. They smooch after they stop. She turns to wave at a sedan full of teenagers as her proud husband revs the engine. The newlyweds scream away when the light turns green, leaving everyone in the dust, beaming at this storybook love.


They were headed toward Wyoming.

They were headed toward Wyoming.

3 comments on “Young Love

  1. joannerambling
    January 25, 2016

    I like this

  2. Maccabros
    January 25, 2016

    Advice for the young at heart
    Soon we will be older
    When we gonna make it work?

    Love is promise
    Love is a souvenir
    Once given
    Never forgotten, never let it disappear
    This could be our last chance
    When we gonna make it work?
    Working hour is over

    And how it makes me weep
    Cos someone sent my soul to sleep

    And when I think of you and all the love that’s due
    I’ll make a promise, I’ll make a stand
    Cos to these big brown eyes, this comes as no surprise
    We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands …

    Tears for Fears

  3. sweetexp
    January 26, 2016

    Absolutely love this. Whether Colorado beauty or Austrian swankiness:) Paige is able to help all of us feel as though we are on a journey to all of the powerful and beautiful lands she has been so blessed to visit! Go Colorado love;) so cute. I am so proud of your book as I read it Paige:))) It is priceless with the warm picture on the back cover!


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