Do you ….?

When a promising first date takes an unexpected turn

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Boxes of the canned soft drink Squirt
Photo by author

I recognized him a half block away even though we had never met in real life. The shoulder-length hair, the leather satchel across his back, the black-and-white patterned shirt on his diminutive, yet muscular frame. As he waited for the light, I caught up to him and introduced myself.

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