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Flash Fiction: Stoking Fires, Or, What Serendipitous Happenstance!

So, a few people have been taking to these prompts and responding to them, which I'm totally stoked about. I love to see writers doing their thing, and especially more so when that thing is new to them. You guys seem to be figuring out flash fiction pretty well, so I want to feed the fire!
Which brings me to this prompt. For this one, I want everyone to focus on concrete, scenic detail. If that's confusing, you can check out my other card about concrete detail here. Anyway, here's the prompt:

Write about a chance encounter.

Focus on concrete details.

Where is it happening? Who are these people? - 360 words or less

I'll tag you guys who responded to the others:
And some new folk who might be interested:
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Thanks for tagging me! I wrote one- I really like how it came out actually. https://www.vingle.net/posts/924604
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