Thanks for stopping by. This flash fiction story is based on the What Pegman Saw writing prompt, but I didn’t follow Pegman to the Dominican Republic. My thoughts took me to Madrid, where I went with my Spanish class after graduation. I couldn’t believe the girls preferred McDonaldks to what I enjoyed.
Pegman Saw the Dominican Republic This Week
Today Pegman ventures to the Dominican Republic. The island is rich in culture and heritage, chock full of wonderful possibilities for the alert storyteller. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to wander around until you find something that inspires you to write up to 150 words, then link your post using the blue frog below. Remember that reading and commenting on fellow contributors’ work is part of the experience.
I didn’t use his location, so I didn’t try to fiddle with the map thingy and grabbing a partial screenshot. Kind of a pain anyway.
The Story: McDonald’s in Madrid
Word count: 150 words
I pointed my camera at the McDonalds menu near our Madrid hotel. The Manager ran out, waving his hands and yelling “No, no!” I had no idea why.
After four years of Spanish, our class took a trip to Spain. Our bus, predictably, arrived too late for food, but the proprietress kindly offered us fresh tortillas and black beans. The other girls protested. I accepted. Since I had to go with everyone else, I tucked the foil-wrapped delight in my purse to eat back in the room.
“Why aren’t you ordering?” Ellen asked.
“I’ll enjoy my real food.”
Nobody liked their meal, saying, “The fries are just wrong,” and, “They call this a Big Mac?”
“I didn’t think you could ruin French fries.” Josie offered me one. It drooped in my grasp. Tasting it, I had to agree.
“You should have accepted the tortilla.” I waved it under her nose.
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