There is a priceless (though often gross and predatorial) sub page on Craigslist where people can post looking for their 'missed connections.' Here are some of my creative additions to the page:
I am the tall brunette who dropped her phone at the register at BestBuy today around 3pm. You were the handsome guy with the long hair and scruff that picked it up for me. You said 'That was a close one.' I said. 'Right. Thanks. Whew.' You smiled at me and when I saw your teeth - I giggled. Then, the lady at the register rushed me to check out and I didn't see you again. I will be at BestBuy tomorrow again. From 3-3:30pm. Come."
"Looking for Daniel Brady from Glenville, MA. We went to elementary school together. In fourth grade he broke my heart. Time to repair it. Where are you Daniel? It's me, Shannon L. "
"Need a seed. A man's seed. A baby daddy would be preferred, but I'll settle for a donor. Help me bring life into this world! Pay provided. No strings attached. "
"I saw you on the train. The G train. I was going out, you were going in. By the Wycoff Stop. You were wearing a T-shirt with a raccoon on it, I was in a suit. I felt we had a connection. A clear connection. A deep connection. Let's not miss it."
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman