Five Sentence Fiction: Cherish

Word Prompt: Cherish

The morning bus ride to work.

A young school boy, tall,slender, having gone through another growth spurt over the summer vacation..his school pants failing to cover the entire length of his legs, travels with the bus full of city workers.

This kid is a stand out, unlike the people dressed in varying shades of black and grey, who stare vacantly off into the distance, the kids eyes are bright and full of promise.

Without fail, each day as he alights the bus, the silence is shattered by the thanks his gives the bus driver.

I live to hear that ‘ thank you’, I cherish the moment those simple words are spoken, I enjoy my bus ride to work all the more when that young boy reminds me that the simplest of gestures can make the world of difference.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 10:09:40

    Impressed with the unexpected impact of this boy’s vocal generosity and the effectively simple and concise communication of your message

    Reply

  2. K R Smith
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 17:38:33

    And the story isn’t just about the boy, it’s also that one rider / worker that notices him. An interesting scene!

    Reply

  3. Lizzie Koch (@lizzie_loodles)
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 00:01:49

    Such a cute story from the description of the boy to the driver and passenger’s reaction. I love how that little boy shows all the suits how it should be done. xx

    Reply

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