Three Strangers – Part I

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A child boards a plane. She has never been in another country before. She is not sure why she is traveling. She is not even sure she is a child. Is fifteen a child, or is she crossing over into the country of adults?

There is an adult beside her, a beautiful young woman. The child cannot look at her without feeling something that she will later recognize as affinity. The child has been given a phrasebook to help her in the new country. She reviews the phrases in her head. Hello. Where is the nearest bank? Is there a room available? Are you a visitor here? As opposed to what?

(The following is a short piece of fiction written by Ben Greenman. Each story offers a glimpse into the mind of three strangers who find themselves seated next to one another on a plane.)

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