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Human Moments, No. 2

There is a line around the corner for the world’s smallest Dunkin Donuts. The people in it are 9-5ers quietly engaged in their own world of iPhones and Kindles while they wait their turn for lattes and muffins.

Across a narrow side walk, a man with long gray dreadlocks sits on a piece of cardboard, resting his head against the faded blue fire hydrant.  A tall, thick man, dressed in khakis and a butt on down shirt for his day in the office, speaks to him, as an iced coffee sweats in his hand.

“Man,” he says with a deep laugh.  “It’s been a long time since I’ve been as drunk as you are right now.”

The man on the ground smiles and claps his hands in joy.


  1. These human moments trigger memories of encounters I’ve had on the street or at bus stops. I find them oddly invigorating! Thanks for posting them. Cinda

    • Charlotte Charlotte

      Thanks, Cinda! They are just a little writing practice for me (find a story in a small observed event), but I sure am enjoying writing them.

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