One October Day
by Mike Bozart
On an October day in 2014, in near-uptown Charlotte, a wandering middle-age man accosts the author (Agent 33) at a crosswalk, seeking directions to Interstate 77. The vagabond, who has a very odd way of speaking, is on his way to Florida, a state which he is very excited to visit for the first time.
Based on a real-life experience. Approximately 1600 words.
Mr. Malloy: [ ] present [x] absent