Missed Connections

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She missed the train. Had she caught it, she would have spilled a stranger’s coffee. A year later, they’d get married and have a child. Five years later, he would stab her seventeen times while their child watched. She would have died slowly, helpless, and regretful. She will never know.

Union Station, Los Angeles
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Fifty words written for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty word stories.