All that Glitters. It’s a Café 6.

Hey L…, nah, just hangin’ out today, ya know…really? you going to…hold on for a minute, someone’s knocking on the door…I know, like that happens a lot… sure...later. ”

Dammit“, staring at my aching right big toe with a look of embarrassed sympathy, I organized my books, pushed them halfway under the couch *knock, knock, knock*,
keep your shirt on buddy, I’m coming!

The man standing in my doorway could hardly be referred to as “buddy”, “distinguished gentleman”, he seemed prepared to wait as long as it took for me to speak. Looking past him to either side for someone to jump out shouting “surprise!” I turned back to the older gentleman and his rectangular gift box – “for me, I presume?”

The man nodded slightly as he extended the box, embossed note card, “To the BarTender of the Six Sentence Café and Bistro“; without a word, he turned and was under the red glow of the exit sign almost before I could ask – “wait a minute, who’s this from!”

Closing the door, puzzlement turning to curiosity, I set the box down on the coffee table and opened the note card, the cursive writing out of place in the day and age of keyboards and emojis, “Smile doll, it’s your day, enjoy it, Lou”; inside the folds of tissue paper lay a gorgeous green, silk scarf I swear was sprinkled with the tiniest of diamond glitter; its softness caressing the palms of my hands, I gently wound it through my hair – yeah, today was off to a good start.

34 thoughts on “All that Glitters. It’s a Café 6.

  1. Spira March 15, 2023 / 6:45 pm

    I’ve got to admit…Lou outdid himself!

    The Gatekeeper is in total agreement, BarTender: Your day, enjoy it!
    Whaddya say now, we pump up the music, wait for the others and set the roof of the SSC&B on fire?
    Huh? All we need is music, sweet music, there ‘ll be music everywhere !🎉🥂

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  2. Frank Hubeny March 15, 2023 / 7:04 pm

    Nice description: knocking on the door, mystery man, mystery package and then one finds it was from Lou all the time.

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  3. Ollie March 15, 2023 / 7:53 pm

    Happy BD! Looks like it’s going to be a good one

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  4. Liz H March 15, 2023 / 9:28 pm

    Every day should start like that, not just birthdays. Perfect for dancing in the street!

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  5. messymimi's meanderings March 15, 2023 / 9:55 pm

    What this beautiful day needs next is breakfast. Grits and grillades, anyone? Or would you prefer cheese grits with shrimp?

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  6. Art Funky March 16, 2023 / 5:10 am

    Well, YOU are a diamond!! Hope you had a lovely birthday! HaPpY BIrTHdAy!! 🎉 So now I’m curious: the green scarf: why green? Was this guy a secret admirer? I have all the questions: a sign of a good story because it leaves me wanting more and wanting to fill in the answers. So good! Sending you BIG HUGS!! 🤗

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 16, 2023 / 6:26 am

      You make me smile, Cynthia! I did, thank you!!
      Green because a favorite color. Not all shades, just certain ones 😉
      It was Lou from the Bottom of the Sea Strip Club and Lounge. You know – Ian Devereaux’s “friend” 😀 Lou was featured in an earlier Café Six of mine awhile back.
      I’m very glad you enjoyed my story Six. Big hugs back, my friend. Big ones 🤗


  7. The Sicilian Storyteller March 16, 2023 / 6:47 am

    It isn’t every day a girl gets a silk scarf sprinkled with glittering diamond dust. Wear the hell out of that mother, I say!
    See ya on the roof! I’ll be the one in the fishnet stockings 😎

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  8. Tom March 17, 2023 / 2:58 pm

    Happy birthday, Denise, scarf and all! 🙂

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