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Story Idea - Waiting on a Past

An elderly gentleman sits on a simple wooden bench. His back is arched and he is leaning forward. He looks upward for a few moments, then straight ahead. He leans back and listens. Feather fly by. Furry creatures scurry along. Plastic discs and patterned round objects sail across the surface before the man. He rests.

This man has a story. This man has a reason he chose this particular bench on which to set. This man has memories that tie him to this place, this environment, this community. Where is he? What has happened in his life to lead him here? When will we see the thoughts that race through his mind as the world continues on fast forward before him?
Share pieces of a history no one knows. Share memories no one else shares. Share they joys and surprises. Share the disappointment and the tragedies. Share the life that is the man’s. Decide on the path. Decide on the why. Decide on the story, but write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Story Idea - Waiting on a Past

An elderly gentleman sits on a simple wooden bench. His back is arched and he is leaning forward. He looks upward for a few moments, then straight ahead. He leans back and listens. Feather fly by. Furry creatures scurry along. Plastic discs and patterned round objects sail across the surface before the man. He rests.

This man has a story. This man has a reason he chose this particular bench on which to set. This man has memories that tie him to this place, this environment, this community. Where is he? What has happened in his life to lead him here? When will we see the thoughts that race through his mind as the world continues on fast forward before him?
Share pieces of a history no one knows. Share memories no one else shares. Share they joys and surprises. Share the disappointment and the tragedies. Share the life that is the man’s. Decide on the path. Decide on the why. Decide on the story, but write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

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