The soldier had been on the bus six hours when the girl sat beside him.
“Where you going?” he asked.
“To college,” she replied.
Time was long; they chatted the forty miles to her destination.
Driver called, “Unload for twenty minutes.”
“Coffee?” the soldier asked.
“Sounds good,” she answered.
Slipping into a booth, they ordered coffee.
“I hope you won’t have to go to Korea.”
“Might as well be me as anyone.”
More chat. He drank his coffee; she sipped hers.
He was off to training; she to the classroom.
Why do I remember? Because I hated coffee!
(writing101, word count story, 100 words)