Coffee Shop Affair

There was more feeling found in the warmth of the paper cup filled with hot apple cider than there was in the entire coffee shop. He held the white container with two hands, delicately, as if it were pristine, holy, relishing the heat. Slowly, gingerly he raised the cup to his lips. The smell was inviting and he inhaled deeply, letting the cider intoxicate his senses with spice. His eyes watered and he wanted to cough but continued breathing. He wanted to believe it was more than just cider. He needed to believe it was more than just cider.

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Simple sinful pleasures.


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  • Karen Byrne-Sobecki
    Karen Byrne-So...over 6 years ago

    Very nice.! Smooth reading…flows well…and builds a picture in the mind!

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    … I want to know – was it more than just cider?
    I could feel the warm cup and smell the aroma. It is a lovely piece.
    and I’m thinking in this 40 degree heat day that I could really go a cold bubbling cider about now.

  • Dave Legere
    Dave Legereover 6 years ago

    It was more than cider, but a little less than rum. It’s funny, I actually wrote this at a starbucks (which I normally try to avoid like the plague). Sitting there, surrounded by a room filled with people, I had one of those “what’s the point” moments. The whole room seemed both hollow, and yet filled with its own pretension. I need the cider, at least for me, to be a reminder that there are still moments in life worth living. The cider wask a grounding and representation of something more. Thank you for reading. I’m glad you liked.

  • cynichic
    cynichicover 6 years ago

    Brief, but brilliant in it’s accuracy and imagery. There have certainly been days when I needed my cider to be much more than cider. Excellent work.

  • Melissa Vowell
    Melissa Vowellover 6 years ago

    And then there are the days where you’d give anything for it to be nothing but cider…

  • LeislEgan
    LeislEganover 6 years ago

    Evocative. Loved it.

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaover 6 years ago

    You paint a lovely picture. :)
    (Not a fan of cider, but I am a writer!)

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAover 6 years ago

    very good… !

  • Michael Gatch
    Michael Gatchover 6 years ago

    nice to see into someone elses mind. good words.

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerover 6 years ago

    Very cool!!!

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