The Starbucks’ Hour: Writing 101


StarbucksConversation flows, coffee brews, barista steams.

Age knows no bounds here–people of all ages just talk, while sipping their drinks of choice. Three groups of college students negotiate their homework, all the while texting. Why engage in a group if all look down at their phones?

Older Baby Boomers discuss the subjects of the day, yard-work and the wind. Another set of older men engage in conversation surrounded by their textbooks and binders. Are they older students or on lunch break from work?Afternoon-at-Starbucks

Oh, there is the work group…another couple, a man and woman in their Boomer years, hard at work, discuss their project.

The outside tables are full despite the strong, yet warm North wind whipping everyone’s hair.

Another older man, hooked up to his smartphone, gets up to leave. There still seems to be even number of middle-aged adults and young adults, making their connections.

The lunch rush must to be over. There is a lull in the conversation. I can now hear the eclectic, jazzy piano music piping through the speakers.

A young man scopes an open seat by my table then asks me to watch his backpack while he visits the restroom. How can I say no?

The Starbucks workers never stop moving.

This is a good Starbucks. I come here often.

Day Eight: Death to Adverbs
Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind. The twist? Write the post using NO adverbs.

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