Short Story #2

While she was daydreaming of the great time she had the night before, she didn’t realize the last train was ready to leave the station, which happened to be the last one for the evening. When snapped out of it, she said ‘fuck!’ Now I’ll have to take a cab home, which is about 20 miles away, and it cost her close to $50.00.

All in all, it turned out to be an expensive daydream.


Have patience, my friend, have patience;
For Rome wasn’t built in a day!
You wear yourself out for nothing
In many and many a way!
Why are you nervous and fretty
When things do not move along fast;
Why let yourself get excited
Over things that will soon be past?
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Patience” (1940s)


Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
’Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low…
~Van Morrison, “Moondance,” recorded 1969


Fear not November’s challenge bold—
We’ve books and friends,
And hearths that never can grow cold:
These make amends!
~Alexander L. Fraser (1870–1954), “November,” c.1918