Bus Trip Home, and Then Some! – Friday Fictioneers

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She came to LA with dreams.  She is returning home on a bus, with broken dreams, and a baby.  The baby becomes very fussy; passengers getting annoyed.  At one stop, a brown robed friar, straight from central casting, takes the seat next to her.  He offers to hold the child, she accepts.  He sings Italian lullabies to the baby.  Entering Frisco, he hands the child back to her, looks into her eyes, and whispers: “Pace e Bene!”  Squeal of brakes makes her look forward; turning back, he has disappeared!  The bus quickly passes a church, she glimpses a familiar statue.

 

Photo by Ron Pruitt

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