Allow us to introduce the first place winner!
Ellen Ricks is a part-time witch and a full-time poet currently haunting Upstate New York. She has a BFA in Creative Writing from SUNY Potsdam and has been published in Tiny Flames, Argot Magazine and Gods and Radicals. Ellen enjoys terrible puns and pumpkin spiced brews.
Coffee Shop Prophet
Titan goddess of prophet and intellect.
Barista by trade.
Delighting customers with magic beans.
Brews of starlight and pumpkin spice premonitions.
Witchcraft with every sip.
Your vibes set off my percolators.
Voice rich as a caramel macchiato
Dark roast eyes summoning me.
Hello, my Americano
Might I interest you in our soothsayer signature blend?
Lipstick prints on white rims.
Loves notes in spilled sugar.
Slow drip and steaming hot
Saw your future at the bottom of a coffee cup.
The grounds spelt disaster.
What more can be done?
From fates or flavors
Prophecies are written in the cosmos.
Ask Destiny to pour us another cup