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Coffee in 100 words

 

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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.

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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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