The Moment Home Readings Buy the Book About The Moments


He was the man I was looking for. Dark-skinned, eyes closed by the sun, but still as observant as an eagle's.
As I looked through the piece of glass at the person on the other side, I remember thinking "This man is gonna change my life, and I am gonna change his if he will let me".
Was he a concert pianist, a biologist, a Grammar teacher, or a murderer? All I knew was this was the person I had been programmed to find for over 10 years.
Was he married or divorced, and did he have any kids?
All of these questions raced through my mind as I prepared to meet him.
I gazed through the glass that separated us, I wiped the sweat from my brow, steadied my breathing and squeezed the trigger, forever changing both of our lives forever.


No comments yet, why not leave one of your own?

Leave a Comment or Share Your Story

Please Sign In. Only community members can comment.

The Moment Book

Moments from the SMITH Community

Tomorrowland "Daisy, F3," my son Archer says as we pull into our parking spot. Disneyland’s about to open and we've arrived, just the two of us, our last hoorah before school starts. *** The alarm goes off and I pull the pillow tightly over my head. My husband, Hal, offers to wake the kids so I roll over, fall back asleep until Archer's voice wakes me, this time for good. "Hi, Mommy. It's …
Line Break
With Both Hands Whenever I think of my mother, my mind flips to this story. Not to the whole story, but right to the middle of it, the worst moments of it. For me, that's where the story always starts. My mother was beating the hell out of me. The first few blows seemed to come from every direction as I grabbed my nightgown and pulled it over my head, not …
Line Break
Reasons to be Thankful By Robert Israel They scraped me off the street, my bicycle in a heap nearby, and ever so gingerly placed me on the gurney. A crowd of curious onlookers watched intently, thankful they were not being loaded onto the ambulance. The nurses at the hospital were calming as nurses are wont to be, and administered an intravenous tube of morphine, and soon everything around me became fuzzy and numb, and the …
Line Break
Read More Community Moments →
SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.