Alexander slurps on his Pepsi as he waits for the call, his van idling with a rhythmic grumble in the dark lay-by. He loves his job, meeting new folk and helping them get on their way. He prides himself on his personal attention to detail, works hard to help ease a stressful situation. As long as they need him, they are his friends, and it’s become so much easier these days too, with the on-board computers, to ensure he’ll see them again if he so desires. It won’t be long now. Time to chase the darkness away again.
Come for the flash fiction and short stories. Stay for the sense of wonder at deriving meaning from weird symbols on a screen