Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coffee and Writing




I ditched writing 122 today and went to a local coffee shop to do some writing of my own. So technically I'm not skipping writing because I am still writing.

Normally, I wouldn't be in a coffee shop all by my lonesome but today I had some time to kill and a craving for a mocha. So, I took myself on a mini writing date. Just me the coffee shop, and my laptop to write on. The smell of fresh coffee is floating around in the room; the smell is the slightest bit distracting.

Lately, I have been doing a lot of writing on my own. I have all these short story ideas and poems popping into my head that I now carry a notepad in my backpack with me on the train and to school. A few days ago I read something about how important it is to carry a pen and pad of paper with you. Something about being able to write whenever you get an idea is such a wonderful thing.

Yesterday it was raining so hard that on my walk home I managed to get soaked by the rain. I was even wearing a rain coat! A lady with an umbrella passed by me and a rush of thoughts pieced together to make up a story. A boy. A girl with no jacket or umbrella. Lots of rain. Soaked clothes. A shared umbrella! It was simply little thoughts that turned into a very neat short story.

"I stared at a nearby puddle. The puddle looked as gray as I had become but as I focus on the reflection I see an umbrella over my head. The image must be distorted because I know for a fact I am soaked. I think about it for a second and realized the rain isn't steeping my already soaked jacket. So I look up and as I look up I see an umbrella above my head. 

Startled I step back and bump into the boy with the umbrella. "Sorry!"

As I turn around the boy with blue sneakers smiles as he says, "Thought you could use an umbrella to stand under."

I realized in that moment that the boy and I were sharing his umbrella. It all happened so fast.

I am stunned. "Thank you."

So the writing world has been treating me pleasantly and it's time for me to go! 

18 comments:

  1. Aww, I love that little short story!!! <3 So sweet.
    The colors in that first photo are stunning!! I can rarely get my yellows to come out realistic-looking. But yours are great!

    Sophy
    lavender & blue

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    1. Thank you! Yellows and whites are hard colors to capture!! I used my auto settings for the flower picture haha too lazy to try harder.

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  2. Love the pictures!
    I spent some time writing in a coffee shop by myself recently, and it's so peaceful! Love what you've written.
    <3

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    1. That's great! It is really peaceful! I don't do it often but it's a treat when I do. and thank you!

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  3. Love this, Nessa! <3 So stinkin sweet!
    Lovely photos! AND THAT SHIRT!!!

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    1. Thank you! Haha thrift shopping at it's finest

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  4. Solo coffee shop dates can sometimes be some of the best! I really want to be able to get up super early one day, for the open of my favourite coffee shop and spend a few hours with some tea and a book :') I really enjoyed the short story by the way, I want to know what happens next!! :D

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    1. That sounds really nice actually. Haha but I don't know if I would be able to wake up early to do that..

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  5. Aw! I love this little story <3 Sounds like a lovely day.

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  6. As long as you keep writing and enjoy it! Keep it up :D

    -Kathie K
    Half A World Away

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  7. This is so cute, and I love your way of writing - it's so descriptive! And you should continue the short story of the shared umbrella, it's brilliant :)
    - Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ | nicolesmind.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Maybe I will sometime!

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  8. This sounds so lovely and refreshing. Sometimes the world just gives us ideas, and sometimes we have to hunt for them tirelessly. I'm glad creativity has been coming easily to you lately.

    ~Ella

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