Celebrity Island

“Stop, stop,” he joked as he exited the lobby, surrounded by fans, all adoring him from behind phone screens. By the time he reached his taxi he realized he hadn’t made eye contact with a single person.

“Tell you what,” he declared. “Who wants to grab a burger and beer? First one to put their phone down.”

They bristled excitedly. He opened the cab door and ushered anyone to step inside.

They all kept filming.

“Come on. Anybody?” he asked, hopeful.

Suddenly, a young woman leapt in the cab. He followed, ecstatic, and wilted when her phone glowed white again.