First Line Friday: “Andrew walked away from the barista with tears in his eyes.”

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“Andrew walked away from the barista with tears in his eyes.”

Andrew walked away from the barista with tears in his eyes. He didn’t expect such news while waiting his turn at Starbucks. It was when he reached for his phone that the barista broke the news. The espresso machine was out of order. What do you mean the espresso machine’s out of order? Disappointed, Andrew rushed to the door as he had not had coffee yet at 9 am on a Monday. It didn’t help that the phone call he missed was because he was late to a meeting. It was with utter dissatisfaction that he got in his vehicle to go to Dunkin Donuts for something else to satisfy his coffee craving, accepting that he would just simply have to be late for work.

Gracie Cox

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About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy is the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press. She is a copyeditor and kid lit writer. Murphy is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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