Friday, December 11, 2015

Wednesday Words: mmmm...good coffee...

A cup of coffee
mmmm...coffee....
Heavy silence fell when an elderly man with a cane came in to buy a coffee.  The customers in Rick’s Coffee remembered him well.  Oh yes, they remembered him.

He called himself “Fred”, but no one ever knew his true identity.  An air of inaccessibility surrounded him, which was just the way Fred liked it.  All that anyone knew was that Fred was superb at tracking.  Animals or people, Fred was on their trail while foot prints were still wet.

Some said Fred could find a mosquito hiding in a free standing rotting tree, during a raging sand storm.

When “Fred” left, walking slowly with his cane, all exhaled. They had not wanted a repeat of the last time he came for coffee.


No.  They did not want that.

The italicized underlined words are courtesy of River, who is providing Wednesday Words for the month of December.

Please click on her name to access her site and enjoy how other writings have used these words and the sentence prompt!

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like he found someone that didn't want to be found last time.

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  2. Oooh. Is it wrong of me? I did want a repeat of last time...

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    1. It must have been so horrific that none could talk about it, nor could I.

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  3. Uh oh. What happened last time?

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  4. That was a fun read. Was Fred a PI in his younger days?

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    1. I don't know. He will not speak of his past.

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  5. Oh how I wish I knew what had happened last time and why it happened. This is excellent, you're writing cliff-hangers!

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    1. I like readers to complete the story, create that ending. Torture, I know.

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    1. In anime (Japanese artistic cartoons), heroes do amazing things with a cane.

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  7. That will give me something to ponder over all day.

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    1. Fred must have done some really bad things.

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    1. Just because Fred is elderly, he is still someone to contend with and to fear.

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  9. What? What? What? What happened last time old Fred shuffled in????

    Great little tale. :)

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    1. Now that is another story, another time.

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