Stories tagged “STARBUCKS”

  • A Place in Memory

    I saw the fat man with a beard again today. He had been a stranger kind enough to lend me half of his table at Starbucks. People are never that nice and honestly I thought it was a ploy to talk to me. Nope. He didn't interrupt me once while I was studying…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • What About Incomplete Good Deeds?

    Heading to Starbucks for some writing, I turned on to Fernando Valley Road. It was one of those four lane roads where the city speed limit is upped to fifty. Across the median, I saw an old man on foot. Behind him a blue van sat defeated on the shoulder. …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Steambucks

    A barista pulled levers on a machine that belched steam, grinded a few gears, and jiggled menacingly. If it wasn't bolted to the floor, the ancient contraption would surely take off through the roof.

    "Caramel Frappé with a side of coconut oil!" barked th…

    Posted 8 years ago