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Friday, September 20, 2019

Not The Warmest Greeting

50-Word Stories (Online) September 2019

He was quite sure they’d met before. Her smile, though noncommittal, seemed at least familiar, and somewhat welcoming.
It faded, though, as he approached her and sat down beside her on the subway.
He knew that he’d mistaken her as soon as she pressed the trigger on the Mace canister.