The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

A Light Change

Her daughter is in the back, buckled into a car seat, but facing forward and in the middle. The baby girl holds a blanket and rubs her fingers against the … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Secret

She walks sheepishly from the changing room and down the hall, tugging the dress around her hips, tugging at the tag under her arm. She leans her head out and … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

Weight Weight…Don’t Tell Me

Waiting for a three a.m. flight after their vacation, the couple weigh themselves on an airport baggage scale.   She giggles before stepping up on the square silver platform. Her husband … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 21 Comments

Clock Watching

The shuttle heading north is supposed to leave the airport at 8:05 pm.  The elderly pair in the front seat wait. The driver leaves the door open and the shuttle … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Acquiesce (and Check, please)

The young couple sits together on the same side of the booth. The boy tries to teach his completely beautiful girlfriend how to play chess–or not how to play, precisely, … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 7 Comments


She was forty-five minutes early for her train–the young woman who kept looking at the arrival screen above her and straining to listen to the loudspeaker’s announcements.  Bahnsteig Eins, Bahnsteig … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

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