R.S. Williams

All I want is to get the words right.

From the Back Corner Booth

“You gotta watch Wanda: she’ll slip onions in there when you ain’t looking.”
“Rats gotta have cheese. He’s a cheese rat. Bet he could tear up a bag of peanuts.”
“Drop two bacon and a hashbrown, scattered!”

An immaculate red-and-white ’69 Camaro rumbles into the parking lot. Johnny Cash walks the line from the jukebox speakers to my ears as the cooks sing along. I sip my coffee and watch the broken, beautiful world pass by.

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  1. Cool entry. I used to go to a Starbucks for two hours every Saturday morning and write while my son took art lessons. It was a great place to listen to conversations because most of the people were confessing things they had done Friday night.

    Thanks for sharing

    • R. S. Williams

      December 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you, Bill. Waffle House is many things to many people. Confessional booth is obviously one of those (not so) unexpected things. 🙂

  2. Yes. Oh, yes.

    • R. S. Williams

      December 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Stewart! I know you’re familiar with all kinds of Waffle House conversations. 😛

  3. Even those I never asked to be a part of!

  4. First rate RSW! I’ll post this link in my Waffle House and Country Music piece. It is slowly developing.

    • R. S. Williams

      December 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, James! Glad this was helpful. I’m looking forward to reading your article!

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