A Pint of Joy

White Feather
3 min readDec 8, 2020

Walking the suburban asphalt

Photo by Ethan Sykes on Unsplash

The soon to set sun cast long shadows across the suburban landscape as Schaeffer walked alongside the highway in the direction towards that sun. As the winter air chilled he knew that he could not catch up to the sun and it would be twilight by the time he reached home.

As a large truck passed by him Schaeffer was enveloped in a cloud of diesel exhaust. It was a smell he had been…