365 Prompt: October 9 2017


As I looked around at my fellow passengers I realised everyone was staring at their phones. Nobody was making any eye contact.

Except for one beautiful man who couldn’t take his eyes off me.

I smiled.

He smiled back.

It was the first real human contact I’d had in weeks. Sure, I had people around me all the time, but no one spoke to me, no one looked at me and perhaps worst of all, no one even acknowledged my presence.

I felt like an alien on another planet. And maybe I was to some people.

I was a white Australian woman living in one of the most homogenous countries in the world.


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