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Coffee Eclipse Indulgent

Judey Kalchik's 60 Second Storytelling

By Rene PetersPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Coffee Eclipse Indulgent
Photo by Bryan Goff on Unsplash

Mike and Tina met at a South Carolina eclipse event on August 21, 2017. They were both coffee caffeine addicts, so to speak. There was no coffee stand at the event. They were just having a conversation and they ended up starting an event coffee stand business together.

Nearly 7 years later, they heard of another eclipse. This time, in New York State. After some discussion, they decided to make the drive from South Carolina to New York in preparation for the next total solar eclipse.

April 8, 2024 arrived and their stand was still not doing well. No one knew them so they didn't trust their stand. The low sales led to Tina and Mike selling coffee samples for only $1 for a cup. Tina tried to pitch their coffee to passerbys, "Don’t fall asleep at a solar eclipse, indulge in our Coffee eclipse indulgent!" She always had a soft voice so Mike repeated it in a more booming voice, catching the attention of a couple, Jeff and Marley, looking for a way to ensure they would not miss the eclipse.

"We would love to try some of your coffee!" Marley said excitedly. "We would?" "Two please!" Marley said to Tina. "That will be two dollars," Tina told her, maintaining composure despite being overjoyed about their first sale in a new state.

"Enjoy your Coffee Eclipse Indulgent!" Mike and Tina said together.

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Thank you to Judey Kalchik for making this fun unofficial challenge.

Also, a huge thank you to Mariann Carroll for helping so much with this. Please check her out with the link below.

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Rene Peters

I write what I know, usually in the form of poetry. I tend to lean towards mental health, epilepsy, and loss/grieving.

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Comments (10)

  • Leslie Writes3 months ago

    Very nice! I’m sure eclipses do something to our sleep cycles, so coffee is a welcome treat ☕️ 👍

  • Excellent story… I always enjoy happy endings!

  • Shirley Belk4 months ago

    loved this short

  • Lindsay Sfara4 months ago

    What a cute little story! And I love the name!

  • Excellent story and agree with Judey on the name

  • Omgggg I loveeeeee coffee and I'd buy that even if there was no eclipse hehehe. Loved your story!

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Sweet!!! Loved it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Judey Kalchik 4 months ago

    I would totally buy that! Great pitch and a terrific name!

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    Fabulous 🥰🥳

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