"At times I think my coffee and tea addictions truly drive my artistic energy. It’s a small sacrifice for the greater good."

Writing prompt: Couples

Posted: 12/20/09 | Written by Jeannie | Labels: , ,

The restaurant is busy. Hustle and bustle all around as the aging couple sit. Drinking coffee – they sip as he reads the times. She glances through a novel that would pass as a beach read. Fiddling with his round, gold rimmed glasses as the waitress taps her foot. She is impatient. She has no time for the slowness of a bygone era. There are mouths to feed at home. The more mouths to feed at home, the more people she needs to get in and out of this booth.
“Are you ready?” she asks.
“You know give us two more seconds.” He says with a smile. He peeps over the rims of his glasses, batting his blue eyes. It used to work. However, now most people—-like the waitress—-roll their eyes and walk away.

©Jeannie Hart