3:00 A.M. – A Short Story

Every morning, at 3:00 a.m., you will find an elderly gentleman, sitting in his favorite booth, having a cup of coffee. He has been patronizing this certain coffee shop, since he retired many years ago from the book editing job, that he had for over 35 years. He usually is the only one there, andContinue reading “3:00 A.M. – A Short Story”

Houston Coffee House Scene

“Lightnin’ Hopkins was something of a fixture on the Houston coffee house scene so we were witness to eccentric blues brilliance close up. Then, believe it or not, along came the wave of the English cats like John Mayall, Eric Clapton and the Stones embracing the great American art form – the blues.” ~ BillyContinue reading “Houston Coffee House Scene”

John W. Fellows ~ Poem

I want to hear the simmer Of the old coffee pot; I want to hear it hummin’ When it’d gettin’ good and hot; I want to see the vapor rise, Like incense in the room, And float about a-fillin’ Every corner with perfume. ~John W. Fellows, “The Old Coffee Pot,” in The People’s Home Journal,Continue reading “John W. Fellows ~ Poem”

Quick Fiction

Sam was in his glory, as the woman behind the counter, gave him a bag of day old muffins and doughnuts. She also filled his thermos with fresh brewed coffee. Sam is homeless, and has no job. He forages in the dumpsters for returnable cans and bottles, which keeps him busy. Now he is thankfulContinue reading “Quick Fiction”

Deadline ~ A 100 Word Story

The reporter for the local newspaper, fueled with excessive amounts of caffeine, is typing away like a mad man. His editor loves his work, even though he his in his own world, no one dares to tell him to slow down. The reason is, that a colleague told him to take a break, and thatContinue reading “Deadline ~ A 100 Word Story”

The Making Of A Special Bonding

Standing on the sidewalk he said hello to a woman who he never saw before. She replied with a smile and a hello. He asked if she would like to go have a coffee. Her answer was a sincere yes. They went to the nearest cafe, sat at the small table by the window andContinue reading “The Making Of A Special Bonding”

He Said/She Said Friday Night Edition

He: It’s been a long day. She: Why do you say that? He: Well, I was busy. She: Busy? Really? He: Yes, busy. She: Sitting on your ass all day, signifies that you was busy? He: While I was as you say, “sitting on my ass,” I was doing stuff, like doing crosswords, reading, blogging,Continue reading “He Said/She Said Friday Night Edition”

The Way It Is

When I see blue sky with a smattering of clouds, it makes me happy. This my fellow readers, is all I need. Don’t need religion, nor read the bible. Don’t need to be told how to enjoy life. I am just basically one happy man, that likes solitude, peace of mind, and quietness. The coffeeContinue reading “The Way It Is”

What Irks Me No. 5

For the past couple three years, I have always been using brown coffee filters. I prefer using them than the white filters. Well, I have been to a couple of stores, and they no longer carry them. My partner has been to a couple of different stores, and she had no luck in finding them. Whoever youContinue reading “What Irks Me No. 5”

No Wonder I Felt Like Crap

For the past three days, I was walking/sitting in a stupor, and/or more like a zombie. I could not figure out why I was feeling like crap. Having dull headaches didn’t exactly feel great. I would take Advil a couple of times a day, and I was surprised, since Advil always did the job. ItContinue reading “No Wonder I Felt Like Crap”

He Didn’t See This Coming

Yesterday morning, Mortimer J. Finkdink III, was taking his morning stroll. He always stops in the local coffee shop, for his daily cup. He always gets a large, as he likes to last throughout his walk. After he left the shop, he ambled on along on one of his favorite streets. A few minutes later,Continue reading “He Didn’t See This Coming”

She said, He said

She said: Wake up and smell the coffee. He said: Smells good. She said: How can you drink it without cream/milk and/or sugar? He said: Easy. She said: Easy? He said: Coffee tastes best in its natural state. Nothing added. She said: Yuk! He said: Have you ever really tried it drinking it black? SheContinue reading “She said, He said”