Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
❤ Welcome to my new readers! So excited to have such awesome readers–new visitors and my long-time pals. 🙂 Traveling this week, so I wanted to share a few stories from my book, “The Nice Thing About Strangers.”. You might like all of these short tales on paper with a lovely cover design from a Turkish designer I met in a bus. (I seem to meet a lot of people in buses.)
If you have a good sense of direction, please never forget that this is a gift. Like those who can sleep in airplanes, you have been granted something very beautiful. Be grateful for it.
In an attempt to familiarize myself with my new city, I walked for four hours and found none of the places I had planned to visit. I couldn’t find a church I’d hoped to attend, I couldn’t find two other sights I thought I had seen before. I gave up the search after three hours. Yet, it still took me another hour to get home.
Practicing my Turkish (a.k.a. throwing myself at the mercy of strangers), I did ask for directions. I learned that if you ask 10 people, 2 will admit they don’t know, 4 will give vague or counter-productive directions because they don’t want to admit they don’t know, and 4 will give helpful…
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