#100WCGU – Wk117 – Prompt: …tea, coffee, hot chocolate or… – 105 words – “Ear”
“…tea, coffee, hot chocolate or…” words so often heard in my small café.
For some, it’s an excuse to take a break and think their thoughts. For others, talking with friends. Some want nothing more than a sympathetic ear. So it seemed with my regular morning customer, one coffee and a friendly ear.
Harry had lost his wife and missed their mornings’ coffees together. With his coffee, he shared his life, his children and grandchildren.
In time, he joined his wife. I missed our conversations.
Each morning, I placed a coffee on the counter with a small sign, “For Harry and the life he shared.”
January 14, 2014 at 12:06
Poor Harry!! What a bittersweet story.
January 31, 2014 at 07:01
Thanks for the comment.I’ve known a “Harry”.
January 15, 2014 at 00:02
I like how undramatically you tell the story. Makes it very real, and touching.
January 31, 2014 at 07:00
Thanks for the comment. I thought a low key approach suited the story.
January 16, 2014 at 03:14
Awwww, that’s cute. It’s great that in the time it takes to have a coffee every day so much of life can be shared.
January 31, 2014 at 07:07
Thanks for the comment. Many lives have been shared over simple tasks.
January 17, 2014 at 06:05
Lovely writing 🙂
January 31, 2014 at 07:07
Thanks for the comment. 🙂
Rachael 'Honest' Blair
January 17, 2014 at 10:06
A lovely story, beautifully told. Although it’s sad, I just felt the love from the cafe owner for Harry and was curious to know more about him. Coffee can be so much more than just a drink, can’t it?
January 31, 2014 at 07:09
Thanks for the comment. A cup of coffee, a cup of tea, or a cool drink on a hot day is always a good time to share a life.
January 17, 2014 at 13:37
This story tore at my heart. Beautifully written.
January 31, 2014 at 07:10
Thanks for the comment. I think many of us would know a “Harry” of “Harriet”.
January 18, 2014 at 21:13
Very touching and I can see him clearly.
January 31, 2014 at 07:11
Thanks for the comment. I try to picture characters when writing. It helps add a more personal touch to them.
January 19, 2014 at 08:06
Reblogged this on Treadmill Diaries.
January 31, 2014 at 07:12
Thanks for the reblog. 🙂
April 26, 2015 at 14:01
Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
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April 26, 2015 at 23:10
I use a few blog sources for my blogs but do like those powered by WordPress. The free platform is quite capable but I do pay premium for some of my blogs where I want more features or capabilities although this blog isn’t a premium. I’d suggest trying it out and seeing how it goes.