Vote for the ending of this story!

A young woman with a weathered face stood alone at the bus stop. Her coat was threadbare, her fingertips exposed through gaping holes in the pockets. She huddled next to the shelter to shield herself from the pellets of heavy snow that blew and swirled in the street like a mini-tornado. She desperately needed to board the next bus but had no money to pay the fare.

Finally, the bus slid into the stop. John stepped off and the young woman moved out of his way, her head bent low. He stopped, breathless, peering through the young woman’s long strands of dirty hair. It was Martha.

Even with her unwashed hair and ragged clothes, she was still the most beautiful woman on earth. John touched her shoulder softly and she looked up at him, her eyes filled with terror like a trapped mouse.

John moved his hand down her shoulder and grabbed her arm. Martha ripped it away, clutching the bus stop sign to keep from falling on the icy sidewalk.

“Leave me alone,” she hissed.

Her eyes pierced through him like twin swords.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dayner
    Feb 04, 2010 @ 10:59:11

    I’m late to the party but I voted before the deadline.
    Nice, Kathan! You had my pulse jumping with this one. I can’t wait to see where it goes.
    Naturally, I voted for the love story, I hope is has a happy ending. 🙂

    Reply

  2. Natasha
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 15:18:06

    Oh, I’ve missed John and Martha! It’s fun to see them at the bus stop again.

    Reply

  3. darksculptures
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 10:45:50

    That’s no fair! Since I was the first to vote, you know which one I voted for. Of course I’m sure you could have figured that out on your own anyway. LOL

    This is fun!

    Reply

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