For the past few years, on every weekday morning, he sat by his apartment window to drink and think over his carefully prepared coffee. However, for many weeks he pondered life outside his urban maze. This day, in his quiet sanctuary on the 2nd floor he heard rural whispers as an image appeared on the surface inside his cup.
He stared into his cup, picked up his phone, and called the office. He notified that he wouldn’t return for another week. “I’m not OK, but I will be,” is how he ended the conversation. Instead of heading to the office, he began to pack his backpack for his unplanned trip beyond the city’s boundaries to find the place he saw in a cup of coffee.
Thanks for reading my 1-minute fictional story. I wrote it a couple of years ago on Backspac.es and breathing new life to it on my blog. Please comment below and share your thoughts on this story. I appreciate your feedback.
Closest to my heart
A space reserved for only one
Trying to write a song night after night
adding words into a meaningful sum
Playing this worn guitar
I found at a garage sale
Strumming the few chords I know
when my voice fails
Yet I sing in my room
as if you were here
A neighbor listened and sang her own
as my words resonated to all who would hear
The lyrics are complete
It’s time to let you hear me play
this song to win your heart
and convince you to stay
for a lifetime.
Dedicated to my lovely wife, Shellet. Thanks for reading.
Due to a severe drought in California the “Rain, rain, go away” song is now banned. “Rainbow” and “Double Rainbow” songs are accepted.
I shot this with an iPhone 5, using Hipstamatic app: Florence lens with BlacKeys XF film.
It is an incredible sight to see when people are in their element. When people have found their niche. When people are passionate about something and they chase after it. I believe that most people don’t realize how awesome and beautiful they are.
I take a lot of pictures with my iPhone. Here’s one for the day. I’m standing on rocks looking at Newport Beach Pier. For those of you not familiar with Southern California- Los Angeles is 40 miles behind me and I’m looking South towards San Diego.
I’m using an iPhone 5 native camera app in default mode. I edited this with VSCOcam B5.
The couple leaned on the fence overlooking the city. Oblivious to the older man dressed in his thick overcoat on a warm Los Angeles day, the two continued to discuss and laugh about the dysfunctional situations with work and friends as they gazed at the city below. The young man finally shared what he rehearsed over and over the whole week, “You know we spend way too much time alone together to be just friends.” The young woman turned towards her friend and smiled, “I was just going to tell you the same thing.” The older gentleman continued to enjoy his view and nodded his head with approval.