There's a muse alive and well in Ronald's Doughnut Shop. People think good thoughts there. A film critic writes his reviews there.
There must be something in the doughnuts. Most of them are vegan, but it's more than that. People come from afar, because they've heard about a place that actually sells vegan doughnuts.
When they arrive, they beam. Some of them haven't had a doughnut in a decade or more. The taste reawakens the past.
Others just come there to get a good doughnut.
All ages gather in Ronald's Doughnuts.
As Hemingway once wrote, it's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place." It inspires thoughts of doughnuts and living. And an occasional story.
(Please see my homepage (http://tonymacklin.net/) for a link to my newest short story, "The Vegan Doughnut Shop".)