On The Metro

Throw a bunch of words in a hat, pull one out, and write a story using that word.

This week’s word: PASTE


Three miles, that’s all it is, three miles to the store. If she’d driven, she’d be home by now. But she didn’t; she took the train, the Metro, the rail line. It’s not much further and she saves on gas, saves the environment, plus she doesn’t have to deal with her car.

“Minorities take the Metro. Minorities and poor people,” she could hear her mother say, condescension raining down. And maybe that’s why she rides the Metro, to spite her parents, to not be racist, to counteract the above.

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