From the Archives: The Coffee Pot

I started the night writing a dumb joke about parking a car. Now I’m two-thousand words into something wildly different. It’s very exciting! However, it is far from ready for that publish button and now I’m in that stressful decision point of what do I do? Focus on finishing the new stuff and sacrifice my year plus posting streak? Some work goes into that stuff!

I finally landed on pause for a few minutes and post an old funny tale.

And a haiku! (technically new content for the win!)

Story starts to flow
Characters and plot to write
To archives, we go!

And the main feature The Coffee Pot originally posted January 12, 2017.

Rico listened as the coffee pot puffed and huffed. Water heated and ran through the intricate system that made modern life possible. He loved that sound.

As the coffee pot went about its work, Rico sat at his computer and prepared to do his work.  Code, formatting, pictures, and content would rule his day.  His days had been long and rough lately.  Shifting priorities and unwavering deadlines collided to make the new year one he wanted over already.  He opened the score of programs he would have to use and begged the coffee pot to finish its work.  He hated being up before the sun.

Tired, he checked his email and saw far too many things he did not to be included on.  He mumbled.

The coffee pot clicked.  The brew was done.  If he could have, Rico would have leaped to the air, clicked his heels together and screamed, “woohoo” to the sky above.  But he could not.  No coffee and all that.  Instead, he rose from his seat and meandered to the coffee pot.  He filled his mug while staring at his phone.  The glowing rectangle kept him awake.  Content he had enough in the mug, he walked back to his desk.

At long last, a whole 30 minutes after waking up, coffee was in hand.  With what energy he had, he raised the mug to his lips and felt complete disappointment as he tasted what had filled his cup.

He smacked his lips, disgusted.

“Forgot the beans,” he said.  He pushed away from his desk and restarted the process.

 

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