A falsely accused winkIt is very windy today. The clouds look pregnant with precipitation. Maybe it will rain today. This chaotic atmosphere has forced me to shelter myself in a bus stop. The street is pretty desolate since its 3 in the afternoon. A girl comes running to the same shelter. The winds show no sign of subsiding. The sand on road gets picked up and launched at different directions. Despite having my eyes shielded by my glasses, some granules found their way past my eyelids. They get stuck in crevices of my right eye and start irritating. The girl on the other hand was smart enough to have her face covered with a scarf. I rub my right eye but only ended up injuring it. My knuckles from outside and the granules from inside kept pressuring my right eye. I noticed that the girl was seeing me. I stopped my rubbing for few seconds and replied her glance by giving one. She thought I was winking at her because of my right eye. She looked at me for a couple of seconds. Then she turned her face away and never looked at me again.
I began to wonder how she looked. The clouds unzip when I thought that and rain started to pour at full force. "Should I talk to her? We have been standing here for an hour now", I thought to myself. I took few drops of rain and poured them in my right eye. This did the trick and removed the particles.
I looked at her and tried to utter a word. She grasped I was going to talk and rushed out of the bus stop timidly. Getting wet in pouring rain. Why did she do that?
Because we were alone in an empty street? Because she had a job? Because she doesn't talk to strangers? Or because she thought I was winking at her earlier?
(This fictional piece is my entry for TOW contest.