Another short subway story

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As I scoured the internet, hunting for some new writing projects, I realized how neglectful I’ve been of my DIYdancer community lately. So, here’s a quickie . . . I haven’t written any new subway stories since getting back to Manhattan. But, in the wake of that crazy lady Irene, I am re-motivated to push forward with telling the tales of NYC’s underground transport. Enjoy!

A Bedtime Story

It had been a long and tiring day. I fought the urge to close my eyes. Eventually, the swaying of the subway car lulled me to sleep.

After an indiscernible amount of time, I woke up and was greeted by an elderly man playing a keyboard while singing lullabies.

When the man finished the final verse, he broke into an enormous smile. The rest of the subway passengers rewarded him with applause and laughter. I lifted my hand to hide the pink tint forming in my cheeks, and then reached into my purse to retrieve a crisp one-dollar bill.

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  • Edward

    Nice. Reminds me of the writing competition npr did calling for short short stories of 50 words or less.

  • Stephanie

    I have a whole collection of subway stories that are 100 words and a few that are 50 words. It started as a school assignment and grew into a hobby.

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