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240. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, April 28th, 7:00pm
Andrea (and Pat)


Andrea sits at the window. Pat takes the seat beside her.

Pat: Nice evening out.

Andrea: Yeah, not bad.

Pat: I was supposed to meet my girlfriend but she stood me up.

Andrea: That sucks.

Pat: Wanna go for a coffee?

Andrea: Nah, I’m good. I’m on my way home from work. Busy day, on my feet and all that. I just want to go home and put my feet up, ya know?

Pat: I give great foot rubs.

Andrea: Uh … no. I’m good, thanks.


Next stop: Sunday, April 29th, 9:00am

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Life-Changing Entrances – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

You never know when you’re going to meet someone who will change your life forever. Be it by accident or by design, there are those whose actions will alter the course of our lives, or do it simply by existing.

For myself, I think the people who have changed my life the most drastically are my kids. I could have had no idea how much until I actually gave birth to them.

There are people who have passed through my life who have caused me to trust less, and those who have cemented my faith in humanity. I suppose one sort balances the other sort out.

My ex, with whom I had my children…

We met when we worked together many years before we actually began having a romantic relationship. We lost track of each other for six years – it didn’t really matter. We were barely friends at the start. Then one day I pulled into a gas station just to buy gas and there he was again, in a city hundreds of miles from where we first met. Some might say it was meant to be. I’m sure my kids would.

I never even liked children before I had my own. Yet now I would die for one, even if it was not mine. That’s what being a mother is about, I guess.

I wanted to say something about the fiction piece I’m going to post after I post this one, also for SoCS. It is entitled “Entranced” and it is metaphorical. There are people out there like the man you will meet in this particular piece of fiction. They are hard to spot. They are dangerous.

And I’ve lost the train.

Who has changed your life just by walking into it? So many do, don’t they?


SoCS – This week’s prompt, “Entrance”.