Never Say These Words to a Fly in a Coffee Shop

Alec Zaffiro
The Haven
Published in
3 min readNov 26, 2023

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Fly, coffee shop, coffee
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Holding my iPhone close to the machine, I kiss 3 bucks goodbye.

*bling*

Another purchase. Another coffee. When will this cycle end?

“Order for Alec!”

My espresso comes out hot and ready as I scan the parlor for a place to sit.

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Alec Zaffiro
The Haven

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and self-improvement—em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*