They sip coffee, seated at separate tables. He tries to read the newspaper. She writes poetry.
The cafe is crowded, yet no one sits near them.
He glances up, thinking she’s unaware. She inclines her head and smiles. He spills his drink on the paper and, embarrassed, approaches her.
Carol White is an award-winning novelist, columnist and playwright. Carol lives in Delray Beach, Florida and is currently writing her second book of short stories. Visit her website.