Welcome to this weekend’s snippetry!
Today’s snippet is another tease from my Don’t Read in the Closet story, Better Than New (someone guessed correctly,so I can use the title now :)) and continues where last week’s leaves off. We’re still with Theo and Ben in the coffeehouse. You can catch up here. The first line is Ben’s but all the strange punctuation is mine.
“Okay, now break it; throw it over there.” He pointed to the dip in the tiled floor where a grate covered a hole; the building used to be some kind of factory or warehouse, so the coffeehouse had all kinds of odd little details like that.
“It’ll make a mess.”
“May I direct your attention to the sign above the door—it doesn’t say The Broken Cup for nothing, whose place is this?”
“So throw the cup onto the grate as hard as you can.” He pushed my shoulder gently and nodded toward the grate. “Stop thinking about it and do it.”
Thanks for reading!