#TellTaleThursday – 8th November 2018

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Use this prompt given below, weave a story, and add to the linky.  Have fun!

Participate in #shortstory writing by #TellTaleThursday

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Word count – 237 Words

The Last Customer

He was about to close the café, when the glass door opened with force and a woman entered with her hair flying and fear writ large in her eyes.

“We are closed.”

“Coffee please, black and sweet,” she said without hearing him.

There was something about her manner, frightened and dejected that made him give in.

“Take a seat. I will get you coffee.”

While measuring ground coffee, he looked at the woman. Though she was sitting with her back to the glass door, she was turning behind from time to time. Was she running away from something or maybe someone?

“Your coffee, mam!”

“Uh, thanks!”

“Be careful,” he warned but too late. She absentmindedly took a sip of scalding hot coffee.

“You don’t seem to be from these parts.”


“Is someone following you?”

She looked at him long and hard. That look of helplessness and fear vanished instantly.

“No.” Finishing her coffee in one single gulp, she stood up, put some loose coins on the table and left.

Used to the whims of women, he started closing the café, when once again the glass door opened. It was a middle aged but well-built man this time.

“Barista, have you seen a woman in her thirties, long hair and exceptionally pretty?” He asked.

“No Sir!” He lied.

The next morning, he found a note under the glass door with a big THANK YOU written on it.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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14 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 8th November 2018

  1. Glad that she was able to get away from the middle-aged well-built man. Well done, 🙂

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    The man at the counter had presence of mind. He saved the woman from being captured. Life can be difficult at times when being chased by a ruthless adversary. Nice story.

  3. geekanika says:

    Black Coffee and White Lies. Nice story and contrast.

  4. syncwithdeep says:

    Behind the closed doors, sins were also sacred!

  5. syncwithdeep says:

    I could not write a story anshu.. spotted this prompt while traveling and just scribbled what flashed in me.

  6. Priya says:

    A well meaning lie is better than a thousand truths. Isn’t it?

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