Daily Archives: January 26, 2022

FF – Empty Chairs #2

This week’s photo reminded me of an old post you can find here. This story is the same story, from a different point of view.

Image copyright Rochelle Wisoff Fields

Empty Chairs #2

The ladies at table 8 are just excited to be out. They smiled showing their passports, willing to pay the price; unlike the man at 3, who feels his freedoms would be eroded by a piece of cloth.

Maggie walks in and sits at 1. No sign of Pete. She used to order him a burger while he himself rolled in, but there’s no burger today. She orders with her mask on, slips it off for each mouthful. She watches his chair, but he never comes. When Mr 3 gets aggressive, she stands up. Meek Maggie has something to say.

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