Tale of the Teller

Wednesday October 5th, 2016 5:32pm There is one line of customers being served by two tellers; a middle aged woman and a young man sitting behind one-way reflective glass panes with narrow horizontal slots in them. I am fourth and last in line, and I see the male teller scan the line with his eyes. My assumption is that he is hoping no one joins the line after me. He looks at me and begins speeding up his transactions; quicklyRead more

Sweet Beets

August 20, 2016 4:45pm “Hi, I need to talk to you later; I have a number for you.” “A number? What kind of number? Why don’t you just talk to me now?” “A friend of mine saw you out in the parking lot a few months ago. She finds you attractive; she gave me her phone number to give to you.” *** She hands me a lightly crumpled, folded slip of paper which I unfold. It is a receipt forRead more

The Eye of the Beholder – Janelle

She is one year younger than I am and quite attractive, by my standards. As she stands talking with her friends, almost in slow motion, I see a small leaf float down from a tree and into her hair. They are all facing the other way. I take this as my opportunity to talk to her. I have always been very quiet; not only in conversation, but even in motion. My family members are always startled when, according to them, I appearRead more

Ballet Sitting – KJ

Wednesday 29 July 2015 1:35 PM Woman: I have some things to take care of upstairs. Do you want to come with me? Daughter: No, I’ll stay with him. Dressed in ballet clothes, she’s a seven year old girl that I just met for the first time. She passes the time dancing around with a lollipop.Read more