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Coffee in 100 words




I haven’t been writing lately, and I can’t really say why. Life hasn’t been any more crazy than normal. It has been filled with the typical sick kids, a puppy that is into everything (don’t blink), snow up to the knee caps, and Christmas racing toward us… Regardless, I haven’t been fitting in that precious writing time and there is a guilt about it and even a small sense of loss. Does anybody else experience this? Anyway, I thought the Coffee Share would be a wonderful place to start back with the writing routine. So, I took the coffee theme and something December and here we go. Let me know what you think.


Everything except that narrow river of coffee is moving in slow motion. My hand, a disjointed part of me, snakes forward in a race it has already lost. The mugs lay sideways. The sound of it crashing rings in my ears. Horrified, I watch as that steaming liquid, the colour of burnt umber, moves in a continuous stream towards the last piece of wrapping paper. The glitter of the silver is gone and the binding agent melted. When it dries it well never be the same: unusable. I don’t know if I feel sadder about the coffee or the paper!

By Shari Marshall – 2017


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10 thoughts on “Coffee in 100 words

  1. I think it is wonderful Sharri. Wonderful word images created and so many tight sentences such as “snakes forward in a race it has already lost.” If you don’t get back to work that is a huge talent being unused.
    I feel guilty if I don’t get some writing done each day which is probably why I use the flash prompts that are around. It doesn’t take long to do, it gets the flow going and often I then proceed straight to what I am working on. Then I feel guilty about how I haven’t responded to comments in a timely fashion but I just can’t do everything and I do get there eventually.

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    1. Thank you for the nice words.

      I like your idea about using the flash prompts as a warm up. I might try that myself. Certainly writing every day is an excellent habit, and I really do need to try. I also feel guilty about not responding to comments, goodness where do the hours in the day go? Haha

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  2. Part of the reason I happily took over hosting the Coffee Share was to help force me to make time for my writing. Every week I feel a small obligation to write SOMETHING — and often that something turns into a launching point to write more. And I’m always happier when I write.
    Keep getting those few words, and that will eventually build to finding the space for your writing to return 🙂

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    1. I agree about the launching point, and the short 100 words posts seem to be good for that. Thank you for hosting the Coffee Share; it is such a wonderful group to be a part of, and thanks for stopping by.


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