Stories From 1 AM

When most are sleeping, including me on most normal nights, you can meet some interesting people. Last night, as we were heading back to our room on the promenade deck, we met a lady smoking. She was holding onto her hat as the wind was blowing. That was what started the conversation.

The story is for another time. It includes the Hell’s Angels, a Cordon Bleu trained chef and woman who shot her third husband and spent five years in prison.

If you want to experience stories like this, you need to put yourself in settings where you normally wouldn’t be, to meet people who you normally wouldn’t talk to. Just like we did last night. Staying out until after one am and starting a conversation with a woman wearing feather fake eyelashes.

Stories are within all of us. If you want to hear unusual stories, start talking to unusual suspects.

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