The Best Missed Connection Ever

The Missed Connections section of Craiglist is mostly short notes from people hoping to find a date. One man saw it as a chance to publish a short story, albeit fitting for the category.  

I saw you on the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Q train.

I was wearing a blue-striped t-shirt and a pair of maroon pants. You were wearing a vintage red skirt and a smart white blouse. We both wore glasses. I guess we still do.

You got on at DeKalb and sat across from me and we made eye contact, briefly. I fell in love with you a little bit, in that stupid way where you completely make up a fictional version of the person you're looking at and fall in love with that person. But still I think there was something there.

Several times we looked at each other and then looked away. I tried to think of something to say to you -- maybe pretend I didn't know where I was going and ask you for directions or say something nice about your boot-shaped earrings, or just say, "Hot day." It all seemed so stupid.

This beautiful prose takes a turn for the weird shortly after this snippet, and you'll want to read the whole love story. Link -via Uproxx

(Image credit: Gary H. Spielvogel)


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