Flash Fiction #57

Zagreb

PHOTO PROMPT- © Sandra Crook

HISTORY LESSON

Milos came to America as a teen, intending to become rich and famous.  He worked hard, always thinking about returning to his home for a visit.

Hard work alone guaranteed neither riches nor fame.  Sometimes you needed a little bit of luck.  His first chance to return to beautiful Zagreb came with a small lottery win.

Many Americans were so immediate.  They had no sense of history.  They thought ‘old’, was yogurt past its best before date.

There were buildings on this quiet street which had been erected over three different centuries, two of those before the United States existed.

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

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28 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #57

  1. BrainRants says:

    Perfect illustration of what we in the ‘New’ World don’t get about our own history, often.

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  2. Sightsnbytes says:

    interesting story! Great job

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    It’s one of the reasons we were happy to send our daughter to Europe as part of a college class. We have no history that compares with this.

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  4. gahlearner says:

    Too bad that many don’t see it, but further south, there is ‘old’ in the Americas, too. Great story.

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  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Oh yes … we in the New World don’t have a good understand of old.

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  6. ansumani says:

    The analogy to “yogurt past its.. date” is so apt ! Nice story!

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  7. Dale says:

    North America will never be as old as Europe!
    I was so into your story I got totally confused by the last paragraph: “Go to Rochelle’s…” 😛

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  8. Kalpana solsi says:

    Indians are lucky to inherit a rich past.

    Yes your right in saying hard work needs a streak of Lady Luck.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      A little luck never seems to hurt. Sometimes we have to accept the bad history with the good. A local artist wanted to clutter a section of the soccer field in the downtown park with statues of 23 of Canada’s Prime Ministers, including the first, who sewed the country together. A great statesman, but he was also racist, and a drunk. 😯

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  9. Margaret says:

    I love a good history lesson. Well told.

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  10. I love history, and all things old. Would love to visit such ancient places. Very well told.

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  11. storydivamg says:

    I can feel the homesickness in your character’s heart. I have many times mourned the way my country seems to disregard the old in favor of the new.

    All my best,
    MG

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  12. Marie Keates says:

    We who are surrounded by history tend to take it for granted mostly.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      We once had the time to enjoy life, and the things around us. Now life is so busy and crowded that we don’t even understand it, much less appreciate it. 😯 Thanx for stopping by.

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  13. kauaiartist says:

    Thank you for liking my poem Churchy Lurchy on my blog WordMusic. I can always use the applause!

    Brent Kincaid

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