Every Tuesday, my friend, Kat Myrman chooses a photo and puts out a challenge to write a story using 140 characters or less, hence the title #TwitteringTales. I thought it would be fun to come up with a few possible scenarios. Think of them as musings from a coffee shop. Below is this week’s photo prompt.

Musings from a coffee shop
Coffee Shop from “Free Images” on Pixabay.com

Coffee or Not?

The usual, please.
Must relax. Calm down.
New boss comes today.
Yikes! He’s here already!
On second thought, maybe coffee’s not the best…
(138 characters)

A Place of Remembrance

My favorite place! I remember how we laughed, talked and cried together.
Oh, how I miss you, my beloved friend. Now I’m alone, wondering why.
(140 characters)

First Job

Blender whirring, coffee brewing, new flavors.
Baristas rushing. Smiling at customers both crabby and kind.
Her first job. She loved it all!
(139 characters)


Lasting Friendships

For my last one I take a scene from my life using haiku. Years ago these ladies and I attended the same church, seeing each other twice a week. Things changed and God moved us around to different churches. Click To TweetNow we rarely see each other, but we try to meet every month to make sure we keep in touch. We’ve lost one, but she’s not forgotten. What a blessing to have such faithful friends who are there for each other!

Five friends talk amidst
Aromas of fresh coffee
Missing one who died

Each month gathering
Sharing joys and trials here
Sisters joined by God
(135 characters)

(Proverbs 17:17)

A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Twittering Tales is a fun way to hone your writing skills using fewer words. Click To TweetIt’s fun to see the variety of stories that people share. If it interests you I encourage you to visit Kat and check out #TwitteringTales!

I’m linking up with: #CoffeeforYourHeart, #porchstories, #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday, #FreshMarketFriday, #LMMLinkup

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16 thoughts on “Musings From a Coffee Shop

  1. I loved your musings Gayl! And as for the last one, what a special group you have! You are blessed indeed. (but I’m sure you already know that!) Peace to you and yours…kat

  2. What fun, Gayl! I loved this! Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us. (I may have to try my hand at this.)
    I’m your blessed neighbor at #HeartEncouragement today.

  3. I have some amazing women in my life who I have coffee dates with. I already miss them! Great post!

  4. Dear Gayl,
    These are great! I love how you were able to arrive at such different scenarios, using such few amounts of words. And what a blessing to be able to continue meeting with dear friends. God sends us true gifts through friendship! I am thankful for you, my friend! Blessings, Hugs, and Love to you!

    1. Thank you, Bettie. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Yes, friends are true blessings. 🙂 And I am very thankful for you, too!

      Blessings, Love and hugs! xo

  5. Dear Gayl, you have brewed up a sophisticated shot of coffee stops here! Each one with their unique flavour and with a story to tell. Lovely! It’s so good to drop by your site again, my friend. I love the clean, bright and welcoming new (to me) look as well. Have a blessed weekend. xoxo

    1. Joy, it’s so good to have you visit again. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed my little stories. Glad you like the new blog look. It’s been a little while, but is still fairly new. I’m so glad you find it welcoming.

      Many blessings to you with love and hugs! xoxo

  6. Thanks for sharing your writing experience at Literacy Musing Mondays. I’m not sure I’d be any good at this but you can expect me to at least give #twitteringtales a try!

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