Photo curtsy of Dale Rogerson

A dense grey mist covered the old seaside town. It’s red brick building appeared to be perspiring. Moisture dripped from every nook and cranny. A particularly fine crescent of Victorian hotels attempted to brighten the scene with their bow windows. Yet they failed. Even the swell of the ocean seemed subdued.
The sound of people going about their daily tasks was absent. A deep slumber appeared to cover the resort. The new king had required a new bank holiday. ‘Hibernation day’ was a total success. Even the usually noisy bandstand was silent.

Footnote: Hibernation is one method of handling the chill of winter, but I usually prefer the erotic warmth of coffee. May I send seasonal greeting to all who follow my wandering attempts at story telling.


This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Great description of the atmosphere

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Neil,

  2. msjadeli

    Your story sounded forlorn and ominous to me. Probably because I’ve seen many horror movies with that misty vacancy that hides monsters and terrible deeds. Good job creating dread. Happy Holidays!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes. May I also wish you well, Mike

      1. msjadeli

        You are very welcome.

  3. James McEwan

    I think many animals have the right idea about sleeping the winter out. Now I am intrigued; What kind of erotic coffee are you drinking – sounds sensational?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I usually have a latte made with coconut milk. Friendly faces bring life to the table.

      1. James McEwan

        Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful new year.

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I’m fond of coffee in the morning…particularly cold, winter mornings. Never heard of erotic coffee before. 😉 Lovely descriptions in your story.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Hi Rochelle, the power of coffee is great , but it doe not improve my spelling

  5. liz young

    I could do with a spell of hibernation myself!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do hope you find time to have a rest, wishing you well

  6. Dale

    Beautifully done, Michael.
    Erotic coffee, eh? What do you put in yours?

    1. Michael Humphris

      You have me smiling Dale, usually coconut milk, and a hint of dyslexic spelling.

      1. Dale

        That’s just it… You really applied yourself…

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