Early morning waiting for a bus. Smell of shampoo still lingering. Eyes heavy with sleep.
Purple Coat Woman arrives at the bus stop, her coat’s too thin, she’ll be cold today.
Headphone Guy follows, dressed quite smartly. Maybe he’s got a job interview. Well done mate good luck!
Car stops nearby, Man with Shoulder Bag gets out waving his wife goodbye and comes to stand with us. His wife drives off. Cute couple.
Where’s Girl With Bun? The bus’ll be here any minute now.
She clobbers over finally.
Phew! We’re all here.
We all stand in silence, the same five people.
We’ve been getting this bus at the same time every week day for the last two years.
We’ve never spoken.
2 thoughts on “At the bus stop – 3 minute short story”
I like it! Is, “We’ve never spoken.” the last line or is there more?
Excellent last line. Very impactful :)