In my book, “The Unknown Door,” one of my main characters, Nate, his family own their own little family diner. When I think of a family diner, I think of a quaint little place. Everyone knows everyone type of atmosphere. That’s the kind of diner I’m going to have for Nate and his family.
One of those types of diner I remember seeing in a movie is in “Picture Perfect” with Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, and Kevin Bacon. In the movie, there is this scene where Jennifer’s character is sitting in a booth in this family diner and Jay’s character walks in. He’s just recently saved a little girl from a fire that happened at a wedding and so he is wearing a cast on his arm. When he walks in, everyone in the bars knows him and say hello.
That is what I want in my book. I want Nate, along with his sister, Riley, and his mom and dad, to be that close-knit family where everyone likes them and everyone knows everyone. I think this can bring a source of comfort when my main character Kat needs it the most.
How about you? Have you ever been to one of these diners? Does it have that cozy atmosphere? My Aunt Linda owns one of these. My cousin Tracey and cousin Ray both work there as well. Everyone does know everyone. It’s been around for many year now. I think it’s kewl.