MFtS – Morning Coffee

“The barista shook his head, “That hedge couldn’t have moved closer overnight, could it?””

His friend Maynard took a sip of his steaming coffee and asked, “My Gawd mawn, whatcha put in your coffee?”

“It’s just that I haven’t been able to sleep well at night for several weeks now”, he replied as he reached for the cream, “I seem to have too much on my mind,”

Maynard looked at him from the top of his glasses, “What does that hedge say to you my friend?”

“Looks like some kids playing ball and having a good time.” He answered as he sipped his coffee.

His friend set his cup down, “Yes, it is telling us we need to get more exercise. Especially, that “special” kind of exercise at night, if you get my drift.”

“You’re a single man Maynard, do you get a lot of “special” exercise at night?”

Maynard focused on the hedge, “Hey mawn, I think I just saw that hedge move.”


Thank you to Barbara Beacham for providing our photo prompt this week and for hosting this challenge, Monday’s Finish the Story. For more information about this challenge, click on this linke: MFtS

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40 thoughts on “MFtS – Morning Coffee

    • Maybe I should have used a different word than “drift.” After I published my story, I looked at the photo again and realized it isn’t about children playing ball at all. Dang it! I wish I would have noticed sooner.

  1. Play ball… the American or any male pass time. I thought it was children playing too.
    But it could be a statement about unity and world peace.
    And well if you haven’t had that much sleep for weeks it could be zoo animals.

    A fun read about the male psyche.

  2. I agree with John that they ought to get more mental exercise. Neither seems to be mentally fit either. And what “is” in that coffee. That conversation makes me wonder also. You know what they say about people who talk a lot about certain things. Well done, Joy. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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