OK after banging out a quick story and posting it, I deleted it and banged out another quick story….I missed the mark with the first one. Hopefully this is a little better…
The morning after a bad decision they stared out the window of the White Birch Cafe. Billy poured sugar into his coffee mug until the pile was several inches high. Janis covered her eggs in salt. Unable to make eye contact they both diverted their eyes from each other’s gaze. The silence broke by the sound of Billy’s spoon hitting the side of his mug. Janis finally looked at him.
“You know I am not normally like that” she whispered.
“It’s Ok” his voice trailing off.
“You don’t sound OK”.
“You had to say Good luck? You couldn’t congratulate them?”