Lester, the Homeless Man, at Starbucks

Lester, the Homeless Man, at Starbucks

A Story by Chopstix

The title says it all.

Cappuccino, computer and a Starbucks table. Props placed, Lester succumbs to fatigue. 

“Hey you,” a yuppie bangs Lester's table. “Paying customers sit here.”

Lester taps his cappuccino cup.

“It's cold, you bum.”

Lester packs his things.

“Spare a buck?”

“Yeah, sure.”

“Watch my things?”

“Five minutes.”

Lester returns reclaiming his table with his hot refill.

© 2017 Chopstix

Author's Note

55 word story for contest. Must be exactly 55 words. Strict word count rules.

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Added on February 11, 2017
Last Updated on February 11, 2017
Tags: Coffee, Starbucks, Homeless



Los Angeles, CA

In high school, I wrote lyrics. I started college writing poems and switched to short stories. After college, I discovered I could write computer programs, but I could not finish a novel (kept editi.. more..


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