Writing 101, Day 8: Death to Adverbs

Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Today’s twist: write an adverb-free post.

As I step out of the car, the aroma of food and the Atlantic Ocean hits me with force. Yes, I must be hungry.

The reception area is empty. Only a sign that says “Please wait to be seated” is standing. How strange. Ok, there’s a desk bell. “Diiing”.
A server I do not recognize approaches. “Table for two?” she asks with an accent that sounds very Texan.
“Yes, please. As close to the dock as possible.”

Deck cafe

Deck cafe

All the parasols are open on the patio for lunch, different colored ones which makes the place cheerful compared to the old faded blue ones. But, why so few customers? The marina still has boats at dock so business must be good in this area. But of course, how can I not remember … most of the ‘snowbirds’ have left, gone back home up north, that’s why it looks so empty.

Orders placed, time to sit back & enjoy the view, the air, the birds…

Ski boat

Ski boat

First boat in action is coming in, outboard, looks like a Dyna-ski. It heads towards the gas pump, yes, topping up before some action. A lady in bikini jumps onto the pontoon and runs to the supplies’ store, then emerges with a Coke. Wow, she shops fast.

Our food gets laid out and as usual, that triple decker sandwich looks yummy. Oh yes, each bite tastes good. They must have a secret recipe for their shrimp mix. I hope this café survives without the ‘snowbirds’ this year. This place has changed hands thrice over the last 5 years of recession and this one serves the best food.

Yes, Asian me is wondering if Chinese Feng-shui can help their business?


4 responses to “Writing 101, Day 8: Death to Adverbs

  1. The three decker sounds like a real mouthful. What a treat. Nice read too. You should get an A for no Adverbs.

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