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Cooped Up (105/100)
Sweat, soap, aftershave, and a piercing, spicy floral permeated the air. I slid my way down the aisle, each step unveiling a nod, a smile, or a distant gaze.
The promise of a sixteen-hour journey influenced my choice of a traveling companion. I sat next to an elderly lady with her head in a book, hoping I might pass the time with sleep. Directly across from me sat a man with a cage hidden under a towel. Wisps of feathers escaped onto the grimy floor.
Cluck. Cluck. He shook the cage and offered me a toothy grin. Am I the only one who’s hearing this?