Nostalgia and Melancholy were sitting in a bar ruminating over a couple of mugs of beer when a very attractive brunette sidled up to them asking for a light.
A flash lit the room as they both ignited then vanished.
“Thanks” she said.
Reflection, sitting alone in a corner sipping brandy smiled whimsically; at least until the brunette headed his way.
Whimsy, watched for a moment, then fled.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2018; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.