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Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

 This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?


There used to be a cafe on Laurel.  Two doors down from what was the book store, when it was open.  Damn, I miss bookstores.  Don’t you?

Café Xeno.  I think that’s what it was called.  We used to hang out there when I was going to school.  We’d study, work on our assignments, and shoot the shit.  Miss Regina was the chief cook and bottle washer there – she did everything, she may have even owned the joint in those days, I’m not sure.  She was probably 60 years old then and one of the hardest working people I have ever known.

We definitely took advantage of her hospitality.  She charged a dime for a coffee.  We’d take up her seats, and sit for hours drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.  She knew all our names, greeted us every day with a smile and never complained.  I wish I could go back and do something nice for Miss Regina.  She was sure nice to us.