Coffee and Cigarettes

Take this image as the center of a scene and build outward, bit by bit. Explore the location, the people, the movement, the events.

What’s happening here? What’s going to happen next? What might have happened recently? Who comes through here every day and sits at this table? Who’s drinking this coffee or smoking these cigarettes? What does it feel like to dip the spoon into the coffee, or sip through the rippled crema? Is this drink sweet or bitter? How does it make the drinker feel? Is he relaxed in his coffee experience, or eager to get on with the rest of his day?

Explore through description, story, narrative, free-writing, or even a sketch of your own that fills out the area beyond the boundaries of this image.

My little cup of coffee by ~detachmenttenshi on deviantART

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