Werner Drewes, "Lonely Figure" (1940)
Werner Drewes, Lonely Figure (The Orange Figure) (1940)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

Gas station, pickup truck. Short hair, jeans. Cheerful, although there's something lost-seeming about him. Spies your jacket.

Kiwi accent, uncertain smile. "Don't forget to root for the All Blacks!"

Smile and nod. It's only days later that you recognize the loneliness in his greeting.