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By request, here is another free flash fiction romance. You can read more samples in my Short Fiction section. Enjoy!


As Sara focused on writing another email rant, she was oblivious to the other coffee connoisseurs. She copied and pasted, “Please pay the remaining balance within 14 days so no further action is necessary.”

As she hit send, she heard a snicker and looked up and found a man watching her.

“What’s so funny?”

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Death of a coffee queen

December 7, 2012
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My morning routine is much like that of moms across the country: I turn off my iPhone’s alarm, curse the darkness, head to the kitchen, flip on my Keurig, start breakfast for my family, and then I pack lunches. Not anymore. My doctor has prescribed me a lifestyle change that is destined to be my […]

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Making room

February 6, 2012
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I love people watching. Last weekend, the people watching happened at a coffee shop. I went in at 11:00 AM on a Sunday ready to get some work done. Evidently, half of the city had the same idea. The place was packed and I had a half-dead laptop in my backpack. The line was 12 […]

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Mirror Image

January 12, 2012
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“Hot latte for Jamie Richardson,” the barista said. Without looking up from my book I stepped up to the counter, said my flippant “thanks” and wrapped my hand around the cup’s sleeve. As I did, another hand grabbed mine. I looked up to see a man standing a good 10 inches taller and 10 inches […]

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Caramel Macchiato

October 10, 2011
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Driving down the main stretch through Beavers Bend, Oklahoma, I was looking for a place to get some work done. All I needed was a power outlet, a table, and preferably a beverage. I soon found one rocky driveway that boasted three distinct options: a liquor store, a coffee and computer bar, or a go-cart […]

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Evolution of a Coffee Queen

October 3, 2011
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I’ll admit it; I am absolutely obsessed with coffee. The addiction did not begin in college as most would assume. In fact, I hated the very smell of espresso brewing until after graduation. The first cup of coffee that I actually enjoyed came from my first BS-holding job. If I wanted to take a break […]

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