December 24, 2014

Rebel Storytellers: My Single-Serving Friend

Over at Rebel Storytellers, we're posting stories each month on a 4-letter theme. Appropriately, this month was "Gift." So, here's my contribution, it's an edited version of a post I put up a couple years ago:

"There’s a scene early in the film Fight Club where the protagonist is on a plane and says to the person in the seat next to him, 'Tyler, you are by far the most interesting single-serving friend I’ve ever met.' It’s intended to be humorous—intended to poke fun at the shallow, half-ass pleasantries most of us exchange in the last few moments on a flight with the person sitting next to us. But in the film, the character means it. And I had that same feeling. This man had touched me. It’s unlikely that I will ever meet him again. Nonetheless, the gift he gave me was deeply meaningful."

Read the rest over at Rebel Storytellers.

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