The two short stories I contributed to The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories depict such a cafe.
In "What Nice Blessings," a young adult and her family are relocating to a new town. Before they leave, they visit the Corner Cafe for a hearty send-off from their friends.Then, unexpected tragedy occurs, testing the young girl's mettle.
In "The Closing of The Corner Cafe," I describe the opening of a Corner Cafe, its rise in popularity, and why it closes.
Here's an Excerpt from "What Nice Blessings" -
After a late lunch on the house, Suze, clutching her leftovers from the Corner Café, followed Mom and Dad to the BelAir out front. The grand adventure had begun!
Mom’s eyes shone with pride and Dad’s with hope, as everyone who’d been inside joined them outside to wave goodbye. After a year of unemployment, Dad had landed a store manager’s job five hours away in Wagonia.
“Godspeed, and phone me when you get there,” Mom’s friend, Betty, called out, blowing a kiss. Mom, looking stylish in her blue checked shirtwaist dress, with matching neck scarf, blew a kiss back to her friend before climbing into the passenger seat next to Dad, who always dressed like Ward Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver.
Suze, comfortable in her white blouse, black pedal pushers, bobby sox and new saddle shoes, snuggled between the pillows and comforters in the back.
Mom wiped her eyes with her handkerchief as they drove off.
“Let’s hear some music,” Dad said, trying to lighten the mood.
The cheerful sound of Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba filled the air. Before long, the three of them were singing along, though Suze had to guess at some of the words.
Dad chuckled afterward. “Well, we’ll never make it to the Top Forty.”
Knowing full well he was right, Suze laughed. It was a known fact that tone deafness ran on both sides of the family.
Laughter turned to silence. Suze frowned, thinking of what awaited her. “I can’t believe in three weeks I won’t be starting high school with my best friend, Natalie.”
The thought of not knowing anyone at a brand new school made her roll down the window to gulp at some air.
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