‘The Quiet Pedestrian ‘ By scott temple

A 500 word vignette that follows a flaneur type character. A street person. some might say a vagrant. This piece calls him a Quiet Pedestrian. It is taken from a flash fiction series called: ‘Send the Flash Up in Smoke’, a series that was hand printed and bound as twenty copies. The title of the series was to challenge the name: ‘flash fiction’. I was told that good flash fiction can be read in the time it takes to take out, light, smoke and stub out a cigarette.

The Quiet Pedestrian sees a philosopher, man of the world type, navigate the busy Paris streets. Uttering incoherent statements into busy crowds of commuters and searching for cigarette ends.

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