The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Solitude with an Encore

She’s sitting alone, yet she wraps herself in a full embrace under a red pashmina. She looks meek, but wears ballet flats with sparkles. A hardback peers out the top … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Well-Behaved

The baby has more hair than most of Economy Class. Her mother totes the tot in a carrier over her front, like a nervous tourist who carries their backpack over … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Originally posted on The Nice Thing About Strangers:
As bus merged onto the highway, leaving no chance for unhappy passengers to disembark, a group of Slovakian college students old enough…

December 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Peace. Or The Days When You Could Fit Your Knees Into Your Shirt.

They’re early for Mass, the Dad and his tiny son. The boy totes a plush Luigi from Super Mario Brothers. He wears black and neon yellow shoes that light up … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 7 Comments

On Your Way

You know, my dear child, that one cannot find peace in word or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one’s soul. –(From the Mother … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

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