The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | January 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

by Smitty

Looked left, down the street, toward the cathedral, as I paused before crossing at the corner.

Some common woman vigorously attacked road debris (glass? New Years revelers?) with a broom, keeping the street tidy in front of what I recalled was a cafe.

The acoustics were right, and I thought I heard her singing a jaunty song as she worked.

Like the dustpan in her bucket it hit me: standing here in bespoke suit, Mephistos, and shades, I was the object of pity, not her. One of us had joy in life. It wasn’t me.

Should I buy her cafe?

via Darleen

 

Comments

  • McGehee

    Buy it? No.

    Become a regular customer, a generous tipper.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    My character comes close to a breakthrough, then reverts to form.

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