This is, surprisingly, a short story in the form of a MISSED CONNECTION. For seriously. Craigslist personals are generally something you’d read because the sad and scary things you come across are, for some reason entertaining. I’d imagine. I don’t know, I really don’t cruise Craigslist just for the hell of it.
But this is worth reading. It’s a flash fiction, and it’s sweet and thoughtful and rather sad, and while it’s not actually realistic it does a great job of capturing some of the strangenesses of life.
For 100% clarity: this is not my writing. I don’t think there is a name anywhere on it so I have no idea what the writer’s identity is.