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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

" Just a Water "

Opting for a corner table at a local cafe

he takes a seat and relieves a partial burden,

although gravity and his Body mass

form a truce, his Mind is still coping

with a complexity of burdens.

He softly hums a tune and takes in a breath of air.

Finding his temporary locale comfortable,

he proceeds to continue the arduous task

consisting of, cell phone texting, and checking his voicemail

to occupy the time while waiting to place his meal order.

A waitress arrives to offer hospitality

and take the seated gentlemens drink order,"Just a water" he quickly asks

as he nonchalantly peers out through

a glass window by the table at which he resides.

He pulls a clipping from his jacket pocket with a Headline

that reads," Oceanfront vacations limited occupancy!"

He ponders the notion of taking the plunge

yet realizes funds in his savings account

that consist of the remnants of a deceased relatives inheritance

and 10% of his weekly earnings as an "Errands runner"

not enough for a "Bon Voyage".

He thinks to himself,"maybe next year!"

After waiting what seems like an hour,

the Waitress in a bout of one part "absent mindedness"

and two parts clumsiness, loses footing while walking by the waiting gentlemenstable.

Looking up just in time, he catches a plateful of spaghetti to the face, a glass of Champagne

from the waitress's tray spills on his favorite shirt.

Within a moments notice, and hardly a second thought

he excuses himself from the table.

He looks back at an embarrassed and apologetic waitress and blurts out,

" No worries, Pasta is my favorite meal, and I can really use a dip"!

Submitted: February 22, 2013

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Ben A Vanguarde

Nice twist. This optimist is my kind of guy.

You've demonstrated a talent for telling a good story, albeit a short one.

Sat, February 23rd, 2013 1:28am


Thank you Vanguarde ur comments are appreciated I will use the constructive criticism to my advantage.

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 6:50pm

Criss Sole

Hah! Great ending.

Tue, February 26th, 2013 6:02pm


ty Very Much....Will take interest in your written works as well...

Tue, February 26th, 2013 10:09am

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