Subterranean Homeless Blues

Hunt & Peck Parable #26 of 31

There was one open seat in the entire subway car and she went for it. It was actually a half-seat because passengers on both sides of the open space had expanded themselves like pigeons when keeping warm. She had a long ride ahead and wasn’t going to let that sort of behavior keep her butt from a horizontal surface.

I’d like to sit, she said in a voice loud enough to rise above the station’s roar and announcements so that both parties could hear. The man on the left tightened himself into a more vertical…

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