Public ‘Transportation’

Having fallen asleep on the bus again, I am awakened by the sensation of someone’s soft fingertips running gently along my arm. Looking up slowly, without turning my head, I glance to my left to find a quaintly dressed young woman with rather large, deep eyes. I turn to look at her, but she keeps looking out the window with a slight smile on her face. She knows I am looking at her, but doesn’t stop stroking my arm. By this time I have bypassed my bus-stop and I’m carefully crafting my firstRead more

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