I pour the pale figure a steaming mug.
A smack of the lips; a sigh.
“It’s the only thing I miss,” in a wistful contralto. “They don’t make it right up there. All these caramel and mochalatto and Sumatra roasted subtleties when I want diner grade black. You’re an angel.”
Dee Maselle writes steamy romance. She makes her home in infinite alternate universes.
Every day I waited for a smile, a nod, an exchange worth more than a foam cup and some change. Recognition of our inevitable perfection.
Today you looked my way. For the briefest moment, our eyes met over the counter.
And it was… less.
I knew I never liked coffee.
Deepa is a full-time writer in India who occasionally gets to write for herself.
We were at some overpriced, hipsterish coffee “boutique.” Jared got a mug of frothy stuff and stuck his face right in there, giving himself a mustache.
“Lookin’ good!” I joked, so he kept the “mustache” going all evening. Ironically, he said.
Wait. That doesn’t mean he likes me, does it?
This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt “froth.”
Joanna had seventeen seconds to decide: would she help herself, or help someone else? Which would it be, selfishness or altruism?
To her left lay the bike trail to work. To her right, a struggling local donut shop and the subway system.
Joanna turned right. Today, she was a hero.
This story is based on a title suggested by @Haberley.
“How was your economics class?”
“I gave a cute guy my phone number.”
“…Oh. Did you learn anything?”
“I learned where he’ll be tonight around sevenish.”
“Did you learn anything economic?”
“I learned that I can make him pay for my coffee.”
I sigh. “You’re a hero, Margaret. A real world-killer.”
Swirls. They looked like galaxies. Far away galaxies, of which he was the creator, forming them with his almighty touch. With the same amount of ease, they dissolved, their form vanishing into the next creation. What power, to control worlds with such grace.
He realized his coffee was now cold.
BCTurk is an aspiring short film director/producer and video editor. You can find his work at http://www.youtube.com/BCTurk.