What We Do
When & Where?
“Should we chase him?” a voice behind me said. I looked back, uncertain what to say. My heart was aching already. The man had caught my eye just moments before as I made my way from the checkout to the door. Our eyes met for a brief moment, though I sought his to remain.
Days before, I heard a quote, “halfway happy” and I thought if I could encounter him with a smile, we’d be halfway happy and could possibly go all the way there together. But he was a bit frantic, with eyes darting to and fro. Upon his frame was a jacket, though it was a warm fall day. His dash through the door not only jostled me a bit, but set off the security alarm.
I’m not sure what he had hidden away within the folds of his jacket. I just know it’s not what he needed.
As my newly formed neighbor and I crossed into the parking lot, t...
Ⓒ Blue Flame 47.