The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Table Manners

Is it raining? At an outdoor cafĂ© in Novi Sad under an expansive web of umbrella-like-awnings, I wait for a slice of pizza. The tent above is tapped like there … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

Novi Sad Part II: Chuck Norris Drowns the Ocean

My hosts take me to the hill by the Clock Tower. We pause. They confer and the beautiful girl sighs at them, and asks me if I would mind drinking … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Novi Sad, Part I

Most of the girls in town have long, straight-cut bangs that make a horizon over their eyebrows. Most of the girls hold cigarettes in their unsmiling mouths. They pout like … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 3 Comments

Next Stop

As usual, stops were not announced on the train. People familiar with the route rushed the hallways as we pulled into a station–or the last scraps of one. The train … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 9 Comments

A Love Story in Eight Bus Stops

This is perhaps the only time in recorded history when a woman has given a double-take to a man in a beige running suit and fanny pack. He boards the … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 10 Comments

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