Smug man leaned across, caught librarian’s attention. Winked.
‘May I return these?’
Locked eyes with blushing coquette.
Unremarkable woman simmered. Here had seemed the ideal place on a filthy morning, away from destruction. While her partner slept off last night’s excess.
On the street Unremarkable woman spotted her reflection: three surplus stone, hair with untouched badger strip. Examined cosmetic free face in parked car’s wing mirror.
Smug Man pushed past, unapologetically. Threw dry cleaning into his car and went elsewhere.
Unremarkable woman shattered offending mirror. Intentionally. Then walked home slowly.