250: A Memorable Fancy – IX29 July, 2011
The early edition was full of dreadful news. Those who crept aboard the train at 7 o’clock, clutching their newspapers, were grim-faced and somber. They made hurried plans to take their money from the bank and have a last desperate fling; or to tell their fathers, finally, just what they thought of them.
The late edition beamed with joy: all the stocks up, all the plays hits, all the troops home. The 9 o’clock commuters spilled from their trains dancing, hugging complete strangers, hugging themselves. They noticed the bodies of the earlier commuters, impaled by despair; but their own frenzy of delight was in no way dimmed.
- Terence Kuch