The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

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

Fishing With the Straßenbahn-Netz

A man sweeps the sidewalk in front of the hotel, casting gravel into a diminishing snowbank just past the curb. He wears a purple sweater over a white shirt, navy … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cheer up, Buttercup.

A little girl with curly blonde hair perches in her stroller with a scowl. Her mother navigates toward their departure gate, and the girl’s lips are twisted, her brow gathered, … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Saturday-Ja-Vu: How To Kill Time

Some days feel more land-locked than others. I was reminded of Croatian bus drivers and border crossings today, though I haven’t spotted either one. And children and adults staying entertained … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

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