Weak Coffee

by Tom Mahony

Man, I hated this place. The coffee was weak, the muffins stale, the waiters arrogant jerks. As I read a newspaper and struggled through a blueberry muffin, I tried to ignore the music blasting from the overtaxed speakers and the kook beside me, barking into his cell phone. Enough - I would never return to this dump. I rose to leave, to head for my unkempt and lonely apartment. I'd be back here tomorrow.

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Tom Mahony is a biological consultant in central California with an M.S. degree from Humboldt State University. His fiction has appeared in flashquake, VerbSap, Void Magazine, Flash Forward, Laughter Loaf, Long Story Short, and Surfer Magazine. He is currently circulating a novel for publication.