Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cafe Terrace at Night, Drabble # 6

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

I see them at the Café every evening. Men and women laughing at jokes I can never be a part of.

I long to join them, but dare not. No matter how hard I try, my words and my manner will give me away. I would never fit in; I don’t want to be rejected by them.

I do the next best thing, I promenade up and down the sidewalk every evening, taking in everything. Living vicariously.

But one day, I will be brave. I will walk in. If I am lucky, they may not realise I am the marquis.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent drabble. most enjoyable.


Chary Johnson said...

Wow, I love your twisted little endings. I was expecting someone with a disability or a mistress. But not someone of authority who is famous. Great drabble!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Very nice drabble, I think you captured Vincent's sadness and lonliness well. I love that painting too. The recent episode of Doctor Who that featured Van Gogh had a real life replica of that painting as one of the set pieces. It was a great and emotional episode.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You see so much in this painting, Rayna!

Mason Canyon said...

Always enjoy your Drabble.

Thoughts in Progress

Helen Ginger said...

A complete story in 100 words. Your drabble was excellent.

Straight From Hel

The Old Silly said...

Absolutely love this drabble. And yes, one day brave it - walk up to it and join in it.

Mary said...

Rayna, you are the Master of Drabble.

Jan Morrison said...

drabbleicious! equisitabble! oh you daring dakini of drabble!

Talli Roland said...

Love this drabble. And all in 100 words - wow!

Trudy said...

Fabulous...I love it! I will never look at this painting the same again, this was just wonderful!

God bless and happy 4th Rayna!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice twist at the end!

LTM said...

very nice. I have a poster-size print of this somewhere... I'll always think of your marquis now when I see it. Even better~ :o)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

You are the best drabbler...ever!)

Jaycee said...

Really nice.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love reading your drabbles. They are like little windows into a stranger's world.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Love the twist at the end... just fabulous! And so true.

dipali said...

You are tagged.

Jenny said...

This was amazing!!!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Yvonne - thank you

@ Chary- what is a drabble without a twist?

@ Jamie- Vincent is one awesome painter, isn't he? Thanks for the link.

@ Alex- thank you!

@ Mason - thank you!

@ Helen- thank you. It is a great exercise in writing.

@ Marvin- I normally do!

@ Mary- thank you so much!

@ Jan- *bows* that sounds wonderful!

@ Talli- thank you. And you should try it too.

@ Trudy- that's what I loved about the picture - so many people. so many stories.

@ Debra- thank you.

@ LTM- and all the other stories too, I hope.

@ Jane- thank you. But some of the others in the group are much better.

@ Jaycee - thank you

@ Tricia- thank you. And I am waiting for your drabbles too.

@ yetitweets- thank you

@ ladyfi- I try a twist at the end of all of them

@ dipali- will come to it, soon. Promise.

@ Jenny- thank you.


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