See No Evil

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The bagels that greeted the fresh-stepping crowds gave their spot to hotdogs for a quick lunch, which were replaced by burritos, squishy supper eaten by an evening crowd on their way to drinks.   Now it is hot pretzels and empty streets.  The city that never sleeps must just be dozing.

She sits alone, trusting the lighted square.

“Guess who,” I say, covering her eyes.

“You’re late, Gregg,” she says.

“You guessed wrong.”

I cover her mouth and drag her to the dark.

The vendor sells his first pretzel in hours.  Gregg?

Somewhere the bagelman prepares his cart for the day.

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Word count = 100

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46 thoughts on “See No Evil

  1. patriciaruthsusan

    That was scary, Trent. The descriptions were great. I liked the everyday preparations going on in contrast to the attack. Life is often like that in big cities. I suggest they get better security at that location. :) — Suzanne

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      They need better security, and perhaps people doing an early morning rendezvous should stay closer to other people until their dates show up… Thanks

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Gregg should have been on time, though I am beginning to feel sorry for him that everyone is blaming his tardiness for what happened to the poor woman ;) Perhaps she should have sat and chatted with the pretzel guy until Gregg showed up.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I’ll have to add a tag line, “And the moral to this story, the point I hope you take, is that if you are meeting someone any place but at their home, be sure to be on time or anything that happens to him or her will be on your shoulders forever” ;) lol, nothing that a huge dollop of guilt can’t help…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A slight hint – Gregg is the guy buying the pretzel. After a while he gives up and goes home, assuming his date blew him off. He never sees her again. Nor does anyone else….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Gregg is the person who just bought a pretzel, trying to figure out why he can’t find his date. I just realized that I missed the line-break between “Gregg?” and the sentence about the bagleman, so hopefully now that I added it, it is clearer that “Gregg?” belongs with the sentence “The vendor sells his first pretzel in hours.”

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