Short Stories, Strangers Collide

The Touch

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The sudden commotion
Made her the center of attention
As several voices uttered suggestions
On how to revive her.

An ice pack made its way
To her upheld head
Via the nervous hands
Of the cafe owner.

He did not expect
A simple sign and $50 dollars
Would lead to all this mayhem!
“An ambulance is on the way!”

The handsome gentleman,
In whose hands her head rested,
Was concerned that he was the cause
Of her current dilemma.

His gentle face wore a furrowed brow
While his kind eyes searched her face
For signs of revival but there were none.
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this! “

As the cafe owner
Continued to hold the ice pack in place,
The handsome gentleman
Gently brushed the tossled hair from her face.

His fingertips gently caressed her cheeks,
Outlined her dimpled chin,
Traced the bridge of her tiny nose,
Then circled her lips.

Cafe owner:
Sir, do you know this woman?

Handsome gentleman:
No, not really.
We met once in passing,
But I don’t really know who she is.
The sign out front was meant for me.
She wanted to meet me again…

At those words, a mumble traveled
Through the gathered crowd.
It’s him! He’s the one!
It’s her. She’s the one who left the sign!”

He took her hand and kissed it.
Then once again caressed her flushed cheeks,
Hoping to see her beautiful lips smile again
Like they did when she and he first met.

Suddenly, her eyes began to open.
Her hand reached for her head.
She winced in pain.
She had fallen pretty hard.

Confused, her eyes scanned
The circle of faces gathered around her,
Then found their resting place
Locked to his in time and space.

“What’s going on? Oh my gosh, did I faint?”
The handsome gentleman smiled,
“Yes you did, my fair lady, but it’s ok,
I never left your side”.


[ This is Part 4 of a series entitled “Strangers Collide”. See Part 3 here. Read entire series here. Stay tuned for Part 5 ]


Contents written: August 18 2016 | Originally published: August 18 2016 | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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