The Lifespan of a Fly


Last Stop For Resolution – Part V
December 9, 2010, 11:44 AM
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The crying woman was winding down. She was slowly moving down the scale from hysterical to catatonic and was at the point of softly whimpering and mumbling about their impending doom. Once in a while Nick could catch the words “we” and “die”. Almost everyone who was standing when the train stopped had since sat down on any empty seats of the floor. Almost everyone. The man in the sunglasses was still standing and was surveying the rest of the passengers with a slight smile playing on his lips.

“SHUT UP!” this was from one of the teenage girls who had stopped giggling a long time ago. Her cheeks had turned a bright pink and her fury was evident on her face.

Nick watching this interaction with interest. The young girl’s anger seemed to fill the train compartment with a red haze. The whimpering woman leaned away from the close proximity of the teenagers face. She took a deep breath and her hysterical crying started again. The teenage girl reached back and she slapped the woman accross the face hard.
SMACK!

“I told you to shut the fuck up!” she screamed. Her friend leaped out of her seat and managed to get a hold of the girl.

“Ashley! Stop yelling at her! Can’t you see she’s upset! Just sit down,” her friend said as she tried to wrestle Ashley into her seat.

People were watching this exchange with a shocked surprise. The old man had finally woken up and was surveying the situation with a keen intelligence. The train had been stopped for ninety minutes now.
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