Blink

“Hello, I’m Madeleine Halsey. I’m here to pick up my prescription.”  The pharmacy is ancient, chipped formica,  glass partition with green tinges at the edges. The only nod to this century are the too bright aquarium LEDs someone had installed, poorly. *Blink*  A puppy sniffs and licks at your nose.  The smell of puppy breath …

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Subway Singer

He stands upon the subway platform naked. His only armor, his smile. A broad blinding thing it disarms you, almost stops you from seeing the sadness and fear behind his eyes. Almost. An old man holding onto his dream, smiling and hoping you don't see that scared boy. That boy wanting to make his mother …

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