Photo courtesy of Sandra Crook
I’ve been on holiday and the experience has made its way into my story, thanks to Sandra’s inspiring photo, and Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers’ challenge.
“Padski — quick quick, I can hear the train coming- we have so many baskets to load today. Apricots, cherries, peaches, mushrooms, herbs.”
“Yes yes Karina, don’t worry, we’ll stow the baskets in this carriage.”
“Padski we’re so short of money we must sell everything, get a good price at Plovdiv market. Papa needs medicine for his lungs, there’s rent for our bad man landlord or we’ll be out ! Donations to the church. ”
“Karina the sun is shining there’ll be many people at the market today. Our fruit is the best in Bulgaria ! Let’s thank Saint Christopher for this train.”
July 30, 2019 at 2:34 pm
Captured very well.
July 31, 2019 at 7:51 am
Thanks so much Lisa – glad you liked the story.
July 30, 2019 at 5:32 am
May St. Christopher help them find a lot of buyers and earn enough money for food and medicine. He has already blessed them with a train.
July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
I appreciate your comment — thank you.
July 29, 2019 at 11:03 pm
July 30, 2019 at 8:15 am
Thanks, pleased you liked the story.
July 30, 2019 at 2:08 pm
July 29, 2019 at 10:25 am
What a lovely portrait of this couple. You’ve shown their different approaches to the business of life so well.
July 29, 2019 at 5:07 pm
I’m glad you liked the ‘portrait’ — only a glimpse of rural life in Bulgaria – in my imagination at least.
July 27, 2019 at 9:31 am
The optimist and the pessimist. Good luck to them at the market!
July 29, 2019 at 7:58 am
Thanks Ali – a good summary of their characters.
July 26, 2019 at 10:49 am
You left me hoping they have a grand day at the market. Well rendered and vivid.
July 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm
Thank you Rochelle- glad you found the story vivid – as I’ve just returned from Bulgaria, the places I visited are still in my minds eye.
July 26, 2019 at 6:37 am
A lovely, bitter-sweet story! 🙂
I bridle though, at Donations to the church If they are that poor, the Church should be donating to them. 😯
July 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm
Thanks so much for your comment – much appreciated. Guess they were devout, unquestioning believers.
July 26, 2019 at 3:50 pm
And therein lies the problem. 🙂
July 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm
I really liked this, Francine. A slice of reality for some folks. And I hope they sell the lot!
July 26, 2019 at 2:48 pm
I appreciate your comment Dale. Yes, I want them to sell everything. Glad you liked the story.
July 25, 2019 at 1:20 pm
I can picture the bustling station and market. Nice one, sounds like a great holiday.
July 26, 2019 at 3:01 pm
Thank you Iain. I liked the holiday — different any where else I’ve been to.
July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm
July 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Glad you liked the story.