35th Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Week of 10/13–19/2015
Word limit is 100 – 150 words (+/– 25 words) based on the photograph provided.
We’d prepped for weeks. Language lessons, cultural lessons. I remember Frau Lehrerin telling us not to be surprised to see woman didn’t shave their legs. She challenged the girls to leave our razors at home. None of us did.
I remember my host father asking why Americans drive such big cars. We were in the family Mercedes on our way for a day on the Baltic Sea. They also had a Fiat. It fit through the city better. I was offended. Those big cars were the cars of the seventies. We didn’t drive those big cars now.
When I returned home my parents picked me up in our Lincoln Continental. I flushed. We did drive those big cars now. We still do. I think of that conversation every time I see an SUV XL or a 4-door truck. I wish I could go back and tell him he was right.
150 words: True Story
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