"On the Road Again 22#" drabbles by Steve McBrevity

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Espresso Socialism 22#

On the Road Again 22#

The driver, Gino, a student at Bologna University was studying politics, the car minuscule, so small with only room enough for three and a rucksack forcing us to strap the other bag on the engine at the back.
Bologna isn’t known as ‘La Rossa’ for nothing - renowned as a hotbed of communism back then, revolution perpetually in the air, tangible amongst the red tiled streets and student bars. Gino was a Marxist too but approachable, charming in fact, who took us to a vaulted cafe packed with lefties in animated conversation as they plotted the downfall of the capitalist system.