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Yeah Write #7: The Chance Not Taken (Microstory #242)

Shift over!  Catch that bus!   Two telephone workers–one fresh in his twenties–on the job.  My nineteen-year-old stomach flitters, my change falls, he picks up the rollers.  Was that smile a signal?   I think not and walk a mile of regret.

8 comments on “Yeah Write #7: The Chance Not Taken (Microstory #242)

  1. Joe Ormerod
    December 2, 2015

    Oh those stomach flutters and regrets over missed opportunities…
    I know them both so well! 🙂

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    • Laissez Faire
      December 2, 2015

      The kind of thing characters in books and movies get yelled at for. Lol. No! What are you doing! Say something you fool! Why are you walking away! Gah!


  2. Amy Bee
    December 2, 2015

    Ah, damned be those what ifs……!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Liv
    December 3, 2015

    Interesting – a couple of these are about regret this week – but very different stories!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      December 3, 2015

      I am always surprised at all the interpretations…My favorites ate the ones I never considered. 🙂


  4. Tina
    December 3, 2015

    Yeah, those situations stay with you for a bit, and you get to think about them when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday with your cats. Not that that ever happened to me. *cough*

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      December 3, 2015

      Hahaha 🙂 It’s weird how some things stay in your memory like a vivid snapshot.


  5. Renada Styles
    December 4, 2015

    Not catching the bus because of crossed signals, perhaps? Having been a bus rider without a car for a year – that would be the greatest regret!

    Liked by 1 person

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