‘The Coffee Fanatic’ #FFFAW #Flash Fiction




Rehan sat in the café, staring outside, reminiscing the good old days.

Those were the days when there were no hushed up mornings, no fleeting deadlines and days were not segmented into hours of meaningful existence.

She was like the sweet smell of jasmine which lingers filling you with intoxicated frenzy, long after you have stepped away from its vicinity.

They drifted apart and he got busy following the hackneyed course of life.

He bumped into her one day. She looked the same, yet she looked different.

He got to know that she was a widow.

He remembered how she used to call herself a ‘coffee fanatic’.

Today, as they sat next to each other, she said she does not drink coffee anymore.

Where was his ‘coffee fanatic’?

He was determined to bring her back. For her sake and for his sake, mostly. Yes, he was a selfish man.

He called out, “Two cups of latte please”, while she looked at him unbelievingly.


(Word Count: 163 words)


Linking up with the amazing Priceless Joy who hosts a weekly Flash Fiction Challenge #FFFAW. Thank you shivam25 for the photo.




About Meha Sharma

Dreamer,Writer,Mother,Fauji wife...all while striving to overcome something called 'Procrastination' :) I dabble in writing and write for @huffpostindia, @womensweb , @mycity4kids. I worked as a Business Analyst in an elite IT firm and as a professor in management colleges. Having earned an MBA degree in Human Resource Management and an MA degree in English Literature, I now pass on my wisdom to management students. To keep my sanity while striving to be a 'decent' mom to my ever inquisitive daughter, I tell myself, what Winnie the Pooh says,"My favourite day is today" :)
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14 Responses to ‘The Coffee Fanatic’ #FFFAW #Flash Fiction

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    Coffee, friendship and good old days – so very identifiable. Lovely read.

  2. Aha! Meha! Coffee and the fanatics can do loads and spurn magic like poison. Ha! Fantastic. Reminds me of CCD tagline, A lot can happen over coffee that you interpreted in a super intelligent manner.

  3. Sounds like he is trying to turn her back into what she was before she changed because he doesn’t want to let go and embrace the new person that she has become. I think it is rude of him to order her a coffee when she told him she didn’t drink it anymore. Great story!

  4. Short and sweet. I believe her unbelieving look will turn to immense happiness at rediscovering being a coffee fanatic. Sometimes, it’s those old habits that bring a person back to their normal self. Hope she gets her groove back and also hope that the two of them find the time they spend together worthwhile and enjoyable.

  5. Shalzmojo says:

    Looks like he is determined to shake her back into her old self! Good story Meha

  6. Akshata Ram says:

    That’s a lovely tale of love! I am sure he will help her rediscover herself

  7. Ravi Sidula says:

    Lovely. Coffee cups have bot many hearts together 🙂
    The pattern of mom and son intro broke.

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