The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 14

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 14

 Chapter 14 NOTE: This chapter marks the beginning of Part II of the Frolic Café story. We are posting unedited first drafts of the chapters in real time. This is risky and embarrassing. Without editing all the mistakes and banal bullshit rises to the top like the...
The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 13

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 13

 Chapter 13 NOTE: This chapter marks the end of Part I of The Frolic Café story. We are posting chapters in real time. These are rough drafts with all the trite phrases and stupid mistakes that go with them. I expect to make major changes that I will post along the...
The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 12

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 12

  Blurred dreams.  Chased by stories from the past.  A boat.  A shipwreck.  A beach. The man leads a group through a dense forest.  They hunt and forage for food.  They walk great distances to find shallow spots to cross the rivers.  They have no weapons to defend...
The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 11

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 11

 Chapter 11 Mac is in the bar with Rick. Rick used to be a dishwasher. Now he’s a bartender. “I can’t believe how quiet it is down here,” says Mac. “Yea, it’s quiet and dark and cool during the day compared to the crowd upstairs,” says Rick. “A great place to hide....
The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 10

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 10

 Chapter 10 Forty to fifty people work at the Frolic during the week, most of them part time. Over a year lots of people come and go. Mac gets along with all of them and they get along with him. He’s not one to make waves. It gets a little unwieldy sometimes. The boss...
The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 9

The Frolic Cafe – Chapter 9

 Chapter 9 Mac has the day off. He sits at one of the window tables in the Coffee Shop. It is his favorite pass time. Across the street he sees Clifford’s mother, Dora. She walks, stooped so far forward that she can hardly see through her thick eyeglasses. She wears a...