Stella

by Mike Topp

It was a hot afternoon, perfect for a swim. But I’d promised Stella I’d meet her at the train station. Around two o’clock I took my bicycle and started out. When I arrived at the train station, Stella wasn’t there. Then I realized I wasn’t at the train station, but in a hut made of tongue depressors and pieces of gum. Still, where was she?

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Mike Topp is the author of Happy Ending, Some Things for Today and the weblog Red Boldface. He is truly an American original.