Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers. Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing. Please note the word limit, though! No more than 100. Believe me, sticking to it is great exercise for the creative brain!
An unpalatable act
The Canada Dry bottles on the counter took me straight back to my childhood. My grandmother sold those drinks in the café she ran at a golf course.
The golfers filled her tables and their appreciative comments rang in the air. They loved the sponge cakes and apple pies she baked for them and always came back for more.
The café thrived for many years until the owner decided to replace my grandmother with vending machines. The loss of the business, social life and income diminished her. She quickly became tired and old.
Within 6 months, the café had closed.