Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cafe Terrace at Night, Drabble # 4

[Fourth in a Set of Drabbles based on Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888.]

When I first came, the waitress tried to draw me in; spoke to me, offered to introduce me to others. Now, she leaves me alone. The fact that my coffee and croissants materialize before me even before I place the order, the only sign that she recognizes me. This here table is my table. Nobody tries to claim it for themselves. Nobody asks if they can share it with me.

People wonder why I come here, and stay aloof.
Can’t they understand that it is enough that I be a part of the scene. I don’t really want to belong

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.


Mason Canyon said...

Always enjoy your Drabbles.

Thoughts in Progress

Jemi Fraser said...

It's fun to see how much you see in the one painting :)

ladyfi said...

Grumpy old fellow! But everyone has a right to be left alone.


Your drabbles are always good to read.

Have a great Sunday.

slommler said...

Beautiful and poignant!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This is such an excellent idea. Maybe I should try it.

Jan Morrison said...

I like this drabble! I always enjoy your short pieces and I can't wait to read some longer ones!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Mason - Thank you

@ Jemi - try it, it is great practice

@ Fiona - totally. I like being left alone

@ Yvonne - thank you

@ SueAnn - thanks

@ Alex - you should. Great practice. I assume you meant drabbling to a picture, and not sitting alone at a Cafe, I guess

@ Jan - I am hoping for the wisdom that would let me sit down an finish something to my satisfaction.


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