McDonald’s in Madrid

Flash Fiction

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.

Flash Fiction

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.

Do your best, and have fun! Thanks to Josh and Karen for hosting.

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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

Genre: Mainstream/memoir

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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Freedom in the Sky | Flash Fiction for What Pegman Saw Writing Prompt

Hi and thanks for visiting! I think we all need a feeling of freedom these days, so this story might be exactly what you crave!

Flash Fiction

The Inspiration: Te “What Pegman Saw” Writing Challenge

Today Pegman saw something in Happy Jack, Arizona. Your mission as always is to use the photosphere/street view part of Google Maps to wander around and find something that inspires you to write up to 150 words, then post your work to the InLinkz below. Reading and commenting on other stories is part of the experience, so you won’t want to miss out! Do you best, and have fun!

Many thanks to Josh and Karen for hosting the challenge and to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for participating. That’s how I found out about it.e.

What Ronda SawI thought how wonderful it would be to ride the thermals as a Hawk.

As I played with the Google Map and thought of how much I yearned for an open, blue sky instead of the oppressive grey layer under which I reside today, I looked up at the sky. This is what I saw.

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Photo credit: Google Earth

The Story: Freedom in the Skies

Genre: Fantasy or Magical Realism

Word Count: 111

I rise to meet the Freedom Winds that carry me fa. Perfectly still yet flying, i surrender myself to sky and air. Here in this big sky, I soar, free.

No strain.

No effort.

Just flying free.

What appears so large from down below amongst the trees looks insignificant as I ride the wonderful thermals.

I am a far-seer. Only from up high do I gain the right perspective.

My life-mate calls to me. I leave the carrying winds and fly toward her. We bring each other joy and bless the air with our love. Our cries delight our Father Sky and Mother Earth. Glorious sun warms us.

Life is good.

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100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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