Stories tagged “coffee”

  • Dead Air

    I knew the day was going to be interesting when the elevator doors opened without the usual inclusion of an elevator. I stepped forward, raising my mug of coffee to my face as I did so, and only managed through sheer blind instinct to stop my motion be...

    • Author: Faltarego
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Midwest Purgatory: A Stalled Travelogue, chapter one

    Rusty Awkward was unhappy. The majority of his unhappiness regarded the turn of events by which he found himself in his current location, and the duration of his stay there. Eleven long months had passed now, stranded in a no-name town in southwest Mic...

  • I see you're awake...

    As I opened my eyes and began to look around, the sudden realisation of where I was began to sink in. But why was I here? Last I remember I was walking down the street with Lauren to get some coffee. Where’s Lauren? I quickly turn my head to look...

    • Author: Gabriel Wolf
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Midwest Purgatory: A Stalled Travelogue, chapter one (part 3)

    Rusty attempted not to appear irritated as he gathered his rough draft off the floor, reassembling it into something resembling an order. The woman watched him, seemingly amused. This irritated Rusty further. “Arizona Spokes,” she said. ...

  • Eager

    Dane walked into the cafe, ending his day the way it should have started. The whole day had been backwards, all wrong from the word go, and so utterly exhausting. He waited at the counter and stared blankly at the logo on the wall behind it, the name o...

    • Author: saveloy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Wait.

    Every waiting room in the world has the same coffee – burnt from sitting on the burner too long, stale from an institutional-sized can of grounds that seldom gets resealed properly. Emergency Room coffee is even worse. On top of the stale and the...

    • Author: Inara
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Closing Time

    Despite the scathing looks the employees shot his way for walking in five minutes before closing, he walked up to the register and ordered his usual small coffee. The girl behind the counter was polite enough, though she didn’t smile and her R...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Thrill

    He was up to his wrists in it, that hot, sticky, wonderful mess. The man had screamed, but just barely, and now, ten minutes later, the street was quiet and still. No one had heard them. If someone had, this was the type of city where no one lifts thei...

    • Author: Mayra
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • A Lovely Greeting

    Each tap of my knuckles against the flimsy wooden door sent a sharp pain through my ears and into my head. At last, the door creaked open. I could see my mother’s, now old and wrinkled, face looking me up and down for a moment. She then opened th...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Automatic Response

    Love. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? Humans have struggled to come to grips with the emotion and it’s effects on the psyche for millenia. Some are desperate to find it, some wish they didn’t feel it, some even think it doesn’t ...

    • Author: Olivaw
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Coffee Interrupted

    A lump welled up in my throat as he slid into the booth and took a seat across the table from me. “Coffee. Black.” He winked at the waitress as she strutted by, her skirt dancing in the air with the wiggle of her butt. “You’re a har...

  • Innocent Eyes

    This was when she turned to look at me, “What’s your name?” “Nolan. And you are?” “Charlotte. Oh and Nolan?” “Hm?” Her eyes suddenly became dark again, “You’re messing up my concentratio...

  • Stranger

    I couldn’t help but have a smile escape me, “I’m making some right now. Come and sit until it’s done,” Charlotte listened to me and began walking to my couch, “I see you don’t look like you got splattered on co...

  • The First and Last Date

    “May I offer we go and get some coffee, its usually open late on a Friday?” “I don’t know, only if you want to.” And I thought first dates where easy Here I sit on her couch Watching her grandma’s black and white te...

  • The Story

    I nervously stumbled out of my living room and into the kitchen. I couldn’t understand why she was so cold. I was being as friendly as possible, especially since she was considerably pretty, yet all she did was glare at me. I poured two cups of c...

  • Un-easy Silence

    And then Charlotte was gone, leaving me to my thoughts. What could have happened to her? It had something to do with men, considering how harsh she acted to me, but what was it? Once she left I also finally realized how alone I am. My apartment was now...

  • Drink Responsibly

    Seb breathed his coffee in deeply, smiling. Conversely, Mark was eying his coffee with a degree of suspicion and disgust. In all fairness Mark had said he wasn’t into coffee, but Seb had grown tired of their pub conversations. He felt that as the...

  • Percolate and Waffle, A Cacophony

    Percolate. That must be what I’m doing. I’m letting my ideas warm up, bubble to the surface, and drop before I can fully grasp them. My head is hazy, like the wisps of dreams are hanging on, veiling my reality. The morning sun is just a lit...

  • What a way to start the day

    In the beginning there was darkness. And God said, “Turn on the friggin’ light”. And lo, the friggin’ light was turned on. God separated the darkness from the light. The darkness he called ink, and the light he called paper. And he gave the pap...

  • Singles Going Steady

    A quiet jazz melody broke through the conversations that intertwined and became one loud, overbearing mumble of a noise that encased the interior of the coffee shop like a humid summer heat. The barista behind the counter, feeling a certain groove well...

  • Bookmarks

    Ruby got up and made her way to the condiment bar with her cup, and was soon doctoring the drink with sugar and cocoa powder. She took a preemptive sip and silently congratulated her efforts. Back at the table, she returned to the book, but soon found ...

  • Daydreamery

    Ruby sighed and sat for a moment, nursing her cold cup of coffee she had nestled in her hands. She stared blankly out the window, not at anything in particular. She was infamous for spacing out for lengthy amounts of time. Sometimes she would get to th...

  • Reference Points

    Ruby snapped out of her daydreams when the dull murmur of voices once again overtook the music. She looked down at the now empty cup of coffee cradled in her hands and noted how despite her mind drifting completely into other realms, she could still re...

  • Sincerity?

    The barista who had earlier turned up the stereo, had resigned to a break, and on his way, brought over a second cup of coffee for Ruby and one for himself, and seated himself next to her. “Hey Ruby, you look like you need some fuel,” he said with ...

  • Small Talk

    The barista stared out the window for a moment, gave a dramatic sigh to possibly ensue some sort of conversation with Ruby and then looked over at her expectantly. Ruby was not enthused in the slightest, but decided to humor him anyway. “So…how’s...