Eating Ice Cream on the Subway

Eating Ice Cream on the Subway - Steve Nugent

 

 

It was a bad idea to read this story just before going to sleep. Finding it on my Kindle and having no idea what it was about, I imagined it might be a sweet story about people...eating ice cream on the subway.

It wriggled its way into my subconscious, disturbing my dreams and making me glad I left New York, no longer having to deal with the crazies who ride subways. 




This brutal, disturbing and shocking story really packed a punch.  It’s not about crazy or disturbed people at all.  It is about one man’s seething hatred that quickly leads to violence and another man’s inaction.   It is about people just like you and me, going about our business and preoccupied with our own lives.

What would I have done in this situation?  I’d like to think I’d have found some way to warn the young men, or at least yell out to someone else bigger and stronger to
intervene, but no one knows how they would act unless they were there.  

Read for free HERE

Off to find more of Mr. Nugent’s stories.