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“Monday Morning Coffee” has been with me since I was sixteen. A local boy with schizophrenia wandered away from his family at a large outdoor event. Several days later, he was found, deceased.
From that story came this one – the connection might not be clear to anyone but me – but it’s there.
A new connection between a shabbily dressed man and a commuter is interrupted by her train’s arrival
More Than Perhaps
Jeremy feathers kisses across my forehead. “May you have a day as beautiful and charming as your soul and your smile, dearest Rose, fellow human.”
“I don’t want to go.”
He folds his newspaper. I will carry a fresh one, tomorrow, and the next day, and the next…I’ll carry the paper, and come early to the station.
“You have your life, dearest Rose, and I mine. Perhaps time and life will bring us together again, and perhaps not.”
“I want more than perhaps,” I say, and then can’t bear to see if it was too much, and far too soon.
What will Rose do now?
Will she ever see Jeremy again?
Does Jeremy have a better answer than he’s given?
“Monday Morning Coffee” was originally published in the 2015 edition of World Unknown Review, edited by L.S. Engler. Since I retain all rights beyond first publication, I intend to revise the story and use it as my initial self-published offering.
After last week’s chaos with the car breakdown, this week, so far, has been calm – and yet – exciting. Things are happening. Important things. Potentially life-changing things. They have to do with my Accomplice’s business, finally beginning to launch in a very soft manner, and in my own transition from writing as avocation to writing as profession. And also in the growing of our children, and a sunny Tuesday that follows a stormy Monday.
I’ll have more to say on those things in coming weeks.