A Moment

I stare vaguely out the window; passing shops, trees, faces, many faces.  One stands out.  The bus pauses at a stop and our eyes meet – one moment, one full second longer than a casual glance should have lasted – the bus moves on and the moment – that moment rich in possibilities – is gone.

Trifextra this week asked as to write a full story in three sentences.  Well, two of my sentences are bursting at the seams, but they are there, all three of them, nonetheless.

Have a nice weekend.

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24 comments on “A Moment

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    Oh. OH, yes. I love pieces like this, the longing and the chance that your future could start in “that moment”. I am a hopeless romantic, for sure.

    it’s sad to think of that moment being gone (it’s almost like , as writers, when a phrase or turn comes to us and we aren’t fast enough to jot it down, to save it, to retrieve it after the shower or the conversation and we are forever trying to turn it again, find it on our tongues.)

    it was wonderful.

  2. Yep that was beautiful – so many moments, so many stories that could be born… and then pass. Lovely.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    I could ‘feel’ this moment…nice write 🙂

  4. This is a great piece. I love those profound moments, brief and fleeting but so full of possibilities.

  5. Draug419 says:

    It seems like everyday has one of these moments…

  6. A passing glance is sometimes all it takes for a face to fill one’s head for the rest of the day (and maybe the rest on a life?) with possibilities. Lovely piece.

    Thank you for linking up!

  7. yarrpirate says:

    Very true…very lyrical….oh how I wish those moments would end differently.

  8. Lumdog says:

    Wow! Nice writing.

  9. stankmeaner says:

    If we were able to follow up on every moment like that, we would have nothing to daydream about. Great piece, perfectly evocative of those quickly fleeting moments.

  10. Christine says:

    What an interesting moment – and so fleeting! Nicely done.

  11. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Love those moments. Your story brings many to mind!

  12. Suzanne says:

    What a great story Sandra! Love the possibility of those moments. And I love the way you’ve captured one of those moments.

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