Saturday, March 23, 2019

Worlds don't always collide - 3.23 #sol19 Story Challenge

Dear two people I passed this morning on the multi-use path down by the creek,

I find myself still thinking about you this afternoon. You wore sporty clothes, shorts and tank-tops that revealed an abundance of colorful tattoos along your extremities. You each carried slim packs on your backs. Both gleaming in the sun with platinum hair, you looked purposeful, driven, tautly strung like two bows.

That's the message your words sent, too. One of you said to the other who was fingering the screen on a personal device: "Let's go, honey. We're on the clock." To which 'Honey' replied (grimly, to my ear) while slipping the phone into her arm band, "We are now." Then you both ran off in the opposite direction I was walking.

To where? I wondered. And why?

Sincerely,
Someone whose day was likely considerably different from yours

11 comments:

  1. This is a clever way to approach slicing. I like it. And like all writers, you are observing the world around you.

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  2. These are my favorite kind of encounters. Ones where you can spend the day wondering and imagining all kinds of possibilities. Great slice!

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  3. I like this slice! It's interesting to think about the people we encounter during the day. Neat!

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  4. "Both gleaming in the sun with platinum hair, you looked purposeful, driven, tautly strung like two bows." Love this line. What a terrific piece. You've got me wondering, too!

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  5. Interesting meeting on your walk. Great description too

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  6. Too bad I didn't read this before I struggled with my slice... sometimes it just so simple, right?

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  7. Someone whose day was likely considerably different than yours. hahaha - yup. While the tattoos and the slim packs caught my attention, this line, "Both gleaming in the sun with platinum hair, you looked purposeful, driven, tautly strung like two bows" really told me that these people were not "my" people. I think I would have preferred wandering with you to running with them. Thanks for letting me "meet" them with you.

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  8. Veeery interesting!

    I'm going to try out slicing this way.. thank you, you've just about saved me!

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  9. Wow! Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of a "Purpose driven Life." I am happy to shuffle along in the slow lane.

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  10. I love the curiosity your post creates! I like the letter format too! Now I have something to try in my posts this week! Thank you!

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