Sunday, January 22, 2012

pour


'Coffee', he said, and somewhat relieved, face relaxed and shoulders hunched, she dropped the pad and pencil down into the over-sized pouch of her peach apron. She brought the saucer and cup, and only then did she pour the beautiful hot liquid. He leaned in, inhaling close to capture her dark scent. And she leaned back against the chrome counter, closed her eyes briefly, then opened them to watch the cup.
Three cubes of sugar. More cream than usual. Then some more when he followed her eyes. He looked down as she raised hers to his.
He smiled, and his face warmed as he turned the cup.
'Just like my women - sweet, pale,' and blowing across the top of the cup,'and lukewarm.'

From Boris Hoppek's Tokyo exhibit "Ever"

Magpie 101 class meets on Sundays. Bring two pencils.

13 Comments:

Blogger Other Mary said...

Oh...that's a bit unfortunate for the speaker in your piece, lol. Nice write.

1/22/2012 11:39 AM  
Blogger Wander said...

Nice take on the prompt...
How do I "follow" your blog, I can't seem to find the way.

http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/01/less-dire.html

1/22/2012 2:21 PM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

Let's hope he finds a hot one soon... LOL

1/22/2012 4:14 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

I love it...

1/22/2012 4:48 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

ha... a little tension in there...and i like mine black and strong...my coffee that is...just like my wife...likes her coffee...

1/22/2012 11:46 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Nice write!

1/23/2012 12:23 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

nice how you build up the atmosphere and tension..and then...goodness..i was never a friend of cream and sugar in the coffee...smiles

1/23/2012 3:54 PM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

Three cubes of sugar to match the sweet words...

1/23/2012 4:57 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

Well poured!

1/24/2012 12:38 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

Your unique vision makes for a fine take on the prompt.

1/24/2012 7:29 AM  
Blogger JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Nice take!..

JJRod'z

1/24/2012 8:03 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

These lukewarm women eh?

1/25/2012 8:28 PM  
Blogger Michael D. Wryter said...

I really liked "...inhaling close to capture her dark scent." As if that was all that mattered to him.

2/01/2012 11:42 PM  

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