I have not done this for a while, but this book is worth while appearing here!
Today, my Teasers are from
Short dense novel highlighting the rampant anonymity of our individualistic society, but also how a simple train ride can invite you to re-examine your life and your connections.
“Ah-hah, there’s a guy looking for somewhere to sit. He comes a bit closer. He stops. He glances at the seat. Hesitates. Keeps walking. Turns around again. I avoid looking at him. I can just detect his movement at the edge of my vision. For a moment I think I’ve won, that his desire for comfort is about to collide with the invisible wall of my indifference. No such luck . He clears his throat quietly, his voice is somewhat hoarse. “Excuse me, is this seat taken?” God, the idiotic phrases we say every day. I shake my head and sigh, just to let him know it really is a bother. I pull my bag out of the way and decide to look him in the face.
Oh. My. God.
Any more of my bullshit and I would have ended up standing for the entire trip— or sitting across from the toilets on one cheek. Having said that, I did hesitate. Because when I realized that the only seat available was next to Cécile Duffaut, I felt slightly dizzy, like the heroine of a nineteenth century novel, and I said to myself again, No, it can’t be, and I thought I’d move on to the next car.”
I know, my Teasers are more than 2 sentences, but it’s one thought by a narrator and one by the other. As many sentences contain very few words, it would not have made any sense if I had really followed the rule, lol
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