Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Na’ama for the photo.
Hurry, need to cross the road before the amber light goes red. My heart races, just made it. Things need to be in order. Wake up have a shower, three minutes, breakfast at 8, crossroads at 8.15, same people waiting to cross.
Today I overslept, calamity, never been this late before. I stare at the ground, trying to calm down.
‘Hi, did you press the pedestrian button ?’
‘Er, no. I’m late today, in a muddle’.’
I look up at the woman who spoke to me. She has a big smile, hazel eyes, so calm. I feel hypnotised.
‘Do you go this way, we can walk together.’
A smile creeps over my face. Today is different.
July 6, 2020 at 5:32 pm
Cool. that works for me. Well done.
July 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm
Ahhh … a new encounter with, hopefully, a happy ending
July 7, 2020 at 10:47 am
Thanks Isadora, glad you liked the story.
July 6, 2020 at 10:34 am
Everything could possibly be different from now on.
July 7, 2020 at 10:51 am
Thanks Sandra, I appreciate your comment.
July 6, 2020 at 1:51 am
The tension was palpable. I’m going to think positive thoughts that this new set of circumstances will change her life for the good!
July 7, 2020 at 10:57 am
I appreciate your comment Dale. I believe in the power of positive thinking !
July 7, 2020 at 11:19 am
July 5, 2020 at 11:34 am
I’m not sure why I’m just a tad uncomfortable about this new acquaintance.
July 5, 2020 at 11:37 am
Thanks for your comment, well the new person is an unknown quantity..
July 5, 2020 at 1:23 am
New friends with good intentions are godsends.
July 5, 2020 at 11:39 am
Thanks for your comment, the power of serendipity I guess ?
July 5, 2020 at 8:10 pm
July 4, 2020 at 10:29 pm
One chance meeting can change everything; nice!
July 5, 2020 at 11:45 am
Thanks for your comment Paula. Glad you liked the story.
July 4, 2020 at 4:37 am
I could feel the sun coming up on her day 🙂
July 5, 2020 at 11:47 am
Lovely comment, thank you.
July 3, 2020 at 1:20 pm
The fickle finger of fate! A morning to remember methinks.
July 5, 2020 at 11:52 am
Thanks for your comment Keith. Think you are right – who knows what will happen next.
July 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm
I could feel her tension as her well-ordered life has been disrupted. Perhaps this new friend will be a good thing for her.
July 5, 2020 at 11:56 am
Thanks Rochelle, I appreciate your comment. I’m glad you could feel the tension, that’s what I wanted to convey.
July 3, 2020 at 10:11 am
It’s wonderful how some days just flip for the better. Hold on to sweet hope!
I totally enjoyed this sweet story set amidst the morning dash.
July 3, 2020 at 4:24 am
I’m a bit like that sometimes. It looks like things are about to change for the better for your protagonist, though 🙂
July 5, 2020 at 12:07 pm
Thanks Ali, glad you could relate to the story. I wanted it be an optimistic story.
July 3, 2020 at 2:37 am
Perhaps a little less scary the next time something changes 🙂
July 5, 2020 at 12:13 pm
Thanks for you comment Trish.
July 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm
A little change is all it takes sometimes 🙂
July 2, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Yes, I think you’re right Iain.
July 2, 2020 at 2:18 pm
And a different order
July 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Thanks Neil, spot on, a different order.
July 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm
Some days are…
July 2, 2020 at 4:29 pm
July 2, 2020 at 4:45 pm