Coffee and Knees

She put her empty deli coffee cup into her bag, a few napkins stuffed into the opening to prevent the one or two drops of precious caffeine that even the most experienced and addicted of coffee drinkers cannot shake from the cup. The bag is a monster of a leather purse that takes up almost…

This Week Ten Years Ago

Week of 11/6/2005 Witty one liner: There’s a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it’s not a train. Quote of the week: Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, but revenge is too. Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as…

Nonverbal Before Coffee

Anne and her friend Wren were sitting at the kitchen table talking easily over their second cups of coffee when Farley shuffled into the room and headed straight for the small, manual espresso machine on top of the microwave. Wren opened her mouth to greet her, but Anne shook her head. “Far is nonverbal before…

Wordsmith

The Original Prompt was: So, prompt. That awkward moment at a cafe where there is one seat left at any of the tables and you need it, but, naturally, there will be a stranger sitting across from you. And go. Bonus points is said other person is attractive.   Farley had wanted to work on…

Mole

She has a mole just above the right corner over her mouth, not a small one, but a fully raised one. It creates questions like what does she think of this mole? Does she have a lover and if so does this lover sometimes leave off kissing her small, firm mouth to worry at it…