Friday, May 6, 2011

As Her Due....

She strode into the plane. Took her middle seat. Claimed both armrests for herself. She shoved her backpack under my seat. She stretched her legs, accidentally kicking the feet of the man on the aisle seat. She was one of those obnoxious traveling companion who one wishes wouldn't occupy the adjoining seat.

The red-eye flight was two hours late. She was expecting to be met, but wasn't. I saw her trying desperately to hail a cab. Her destination was the same as mine. I could have given her a lift. But didn't.

She would have taken that as her due!
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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

How wonderful! It's not often that karma catches up so quickly.

Dafeenah said...

I love your stories. I so wish I could say much and paint such a clear picture the way you do in just a few simple sentences.

dipali said...

Those entitled types are such utter horrors!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a perfect story of how karma really works. We do reap what we sow in terms of the way we treat people. Elegant story, too! :-).

missing moments said...

Outstanding! And I've met a few travelers like that. Love your words.
reena

Rebecca Dupree said...

I am so excited I found you! I also write 100 word stories. I just finished the a to z blog challenge, were I wrote 26 of those bad boys. I am your newest follower, and great job! I call them story potato chips. Quick, easy, fun, and leaves you hungry for more!

GigglesandGuns said...

A little tough love there, Natasha? ;o)

Mama Zen said...

Excellent!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

It's amazing how things come back to you.

slommler said...

Ha!! Karma for sure!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dorte H said...

Hehe! I liked that one.

Chuck said...

Rayna you are sooo good at communicating stories in 100 words. This one says it all...for we have all seen this passenger before.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

I enjoy your posts. This one is says a lot in so few words.

I'd like to try writing 100 word stories as a way to practice saying what I mean in as few words as possible.

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