A SUITCASE FULL OF STARS
MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING ON THE RUSH HOUR TRAIN.
Nobody pays much attention to the old man shuffling through the crowded carriage but his bright, timeless eyes are seeing each and every one of their faces, reading the stories behind their blank stares. As he leans on the gleaming brass head of his walking stick, pausing to sense the air, they have no idea that a miracle is about to happen.
He drifts forward and sets his battered suitcase at his feet. Safe inside its scarred leather walls and nestled on a bed of midnight velvet, is a cargo more precious than any jewel and that no amount of money could ever buy. The suitcase holds the one thing that everybody wants… and tonight… a lucky few will get.
A Suitcase Full of Stars is a quirky little story set on a crowded, rush hour train. It gives us a brief window into the lives and troubles of ordinary people and the not-so-ordinary old man who holds the magical answer to all of their prayers. I wrote this short story to enter the Kindle Storyteller competition, so it's currently only available on Amazon in Kindle ebook and paperback.