Small Stones For July: Riding the bus #2

Looking out the bus window
as it nears a stop-
A mother and daughter enjoy a last personal moment
A smile, mother bending to embrace,
daughter mouthing words I cannot hear
the woman breaks into a run as the bus doors open
she hops on, finds a seat by the window,
she waves in last brief contact
as we pick up speed and pass the girl
and then a mask descends over her features.

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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3 Responses to Small Stones For July: Riding the bus #2

  1. Like this – I want to know what happens to them next …

  2. chris says:

    I’ll have to write another small stone then…

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    Such a mini story here – I agree with the previous comment – more please.

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