The Diner

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

David Block’s arthritic back is acting up this morning as he enters The Lyndonville diner. As he enters he stops to take his boots off at the little bench just inside the doorway.

” I’ll be right bahk”, he calls to Miss Prudie, who has been a waitress at the diner for over fifteen years. He walks to his favorite stool as she fetches his morning coffee. “It takes me a woyil to get me boots off,” Block says as he lays his gloves by the wood stove.

She brings him the “Vermonter Special” without being asked.


















21 thoughts on “The Diner

  1. patriciaruthsusan December 30, 2016 / 10:07 am

    It looks like this is a ritual they both know well and are comfortable with, Danny. Good writing. You added the small touches that fill in the picture. Happy Holidays and a great New Year 2017. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Danny James December 30, 2016 / 11:54 am

      I’m blushing! Thanks for the nice comment.



  2. Anonymous December 26, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Danny, the problem is that I always want to know the “rest of the story”…..great job on this one. BTW, what is a ‘Vermonter special’?

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  3. Dale December 23, 2016 / 11:02 am

    A place where everyone (or at least the waitress) knows your name… 😉

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  4. Rowena December 23, 2016 / 9:35 am

    There’s something wonderful about being a regular in a place and that sense of belonging, of being known. You’ve captured that well.
    xx Rowena

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  5. Alicia Jamtaas December 22, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Ah, sweet. You and I both went the sappy route this week and I’m glad. A well told story of a long-time “friendship” or at least a strong knowledge of habits.

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  6. wmqcolby December 21, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Good piece of a day here. Nice job! I love the Vermont accent. Everybody knows the regulars at the diner. Always a fun thing.

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  7. Iain Kelly December 21, 2016 / 7:04 am

    A nice sense of everyday life and the regulars going about their business at the local diner. Well done.

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