The piece I’ve written based on the photo prompt for ‘Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers‘, a new writing challenge in it’s debut week. Join in if you like.
Susan fled to quiet of Café Moca, relaxed by the musty scent of books. Coffee, books, company; the perfect retreat from stress. Aiden, the barrister, waved as he spotted her. “Hey, Suz!”
“Hey, Sugar. You still working?”
“Aw, nice to see you too!” He replied, flashing a cheeky grin as he worked.
“You know you’re the highlight of my day,” Susan replied, leaning onto the counter. Aiden already had her double-strength latte, with home-made Victoria sponge, coming. Tuesday – sponge day, she smiled. “That’s the coffee,” Aiden replied.
“Absolutely! Aiden… When was the last day you had off?” She worried.
“Eh? Aah… The last part-timer quit last week. I’m holding out till Mick can hire someone.”
“No wonder you look wrecked. I’ll send Clara over; she needs a job.”
“Suzzie, you’re a lifesaver. I could finally see Mick! The cake’s on the house.” Sweet! She could kiss Aiden. But, she mused, Mick would be pissed.