* The seldom-used door creaks open, sending several small vermin scattering from the sudden light. A pair of furtive eyes strain to adjust to the darkness as the lone figure walks in.
A thin veneer of dust covers practically everything, and cobwebs connect the cups on the shelf like a strand of odd lace. Checking the basket at the top of the apparatus, spots of green mold grow on the now long-dried grounds that had been placed therein to give this brew its flavor.
The figure stands for a moment taking in the neglected coffee shop. Lowering his head and shaking it in disappointment, he heads back toward the door and pulls it closed behind him. *
Yeah, a little dramatic perhaps, but I'm really bummed at the seeming lack of interest on the server forum. Maybe I'm used to the variety of banter on the LOTRO forums I've haunted for the past 4 years. There are those of us who seldom play the game but still post on the forums over there. Here, we have a great game, and I'd like to think a great community (or at least one in embryonic form) and we have sparse participation.
Hoping we can turn it around, but I'm thinking we should just note the time and pronounce the expiration. /sigh