Brooklyn-Australian artist Sophie Blackall has a Missed Connections project on Etsy. It is an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers. She has also illustrated over 15 children' books.
This one says: You had a guitar. I had a blue hat. We exchanged glances and smiles on the subway platform. I pretended to read my New Yorker but I couldn't concentrate. You got on the Q and I stayed on to wait for the B. You were lovely.
Or this one: You left you're coat here last winter. Or rather, you let me wear it home. I found Fun Dip in one pocket and your NYLP card in the other. It's going to keep me deliciously warm this winter as I rack up mountain of overdue fines.
How cool are these, for $40?
Fodder for good fiction, I say.
Check her out yourself on Etsy.