She took another sip of coffee. A small one. To make it last.
A dreary morning meant the outdoor cafe wasn’t busy. Still, the waiter would surely clear her table as soon as her cup ran dry. He’d already deposited the check to flutter underneath the saucer. Hastening her to remove the eyesore of tattered bags and unkempt hair from the establishment.
Her chest tightened and her hand trembled. She forced in a deep breath.
She used to own the place. In better days.
She could still see it, riding through her mind’s eye. Her colorfully beloved Flower Power Cafe.
For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers
Photo prompt: © Brenda Cox
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