Friday Drabble: Covers

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He moved down the aisle, examining his fellow passengers.

He ignored the newspaper readers – little to tell, except they had little imagination.  Two seats up was Mass Market Fantasy Guy.  Doubtlessly, the old wizard was teaching the apprentice about his unknown talents.  Behind him was a 30-ish woman with a ridiculously large Starbucks concoction, a YA paperback, and an obvious need to grow up.  He smirked at the slouching emo across from her.  Kafka? Please.

The brunette woman a few rows back confounded him.  Thriller?  Biography?  Bodice Ripper?  So annoying.   Those damn Kindles make it so hard to judge people!


8 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Covers

  1. I was reading my nook in a slow queue yesterday and was confronted by 2 individuals (not a couple): “What are you reading?” and “Ooo, what’s it about? How does she explain ___?”

    It was odd having a conversation about how hormones affect the liver with two strangers! We’re in the Midwest, though…Lucky for them I’m one of those “never met a stranger” people, so I didn’t mind sharing. Was surprised they were drilling down, though!

  2. Clever!

    And, I like looking at the covers of books people on my trains are reading – it’s intriguing to look at the person and look at the book and consider whether it is something they are enjoying or not based solely on how they look/are dressed etc. The kindle takes that little game away.

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