What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the sturdy Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Broken".
At first glance, he looks rather normal.
He's tall and lean, dressed in clean but well worn jeans and a light blue shirt, open at the collar. He leans on the bar and his fingers encircle his glass, but he does not drink. He just stares into the glass, instead.
His face is pleasant, handsome, even. His blondish hair is long and he has a cowlick that women find endearing.
Everything about him just looks normal. Until you look into his eyes. When you look into his eyes, you can see his pain - you can see that he is broken.