“To Each His Own” – 100 Words

“An island cottage, surrounded by lush vegetation. Chef prepared meals, delivered by courier. White sand beaches. In the evening, a concert of bamboo flutes, with only you and your guest the audience. You are transported from the world.

Or,

A bunk in a hostel, the sounds of the streets filtering in. Meals in the thick of the market, steaming wood bowls passed around, flavors and conversation confusing, exhilarating in the common enjoyment. A band playing stringed instruments, the ping of a ball hitting a hand drum. You are within another world.

Choose. You only get one wish,” said the genie.


Today’s post inspired by the photo prompt at Rochelle Wisoff’s Friday Fictioneers. Check out her blog to join the fun!

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

22 responses to ““To Each His Own” – 100 Words”

  1. Dear Clare,

    Tough choice. They both sound lovely.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Tough choice, but really clever take on the prompt!

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    1. Thank you! I happened to be reading about an island getaway and the contrast with the photo prompt inspired me.

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  3. Tough choices but still I will choose the first one, less crowded. Loved your writing.

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    1. Thank you Vartika! I enjoy your writing as well. You have talent, a perspective and create connection to the human experience. I hope you are being mentored to write full length works.

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      1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Yeah I got some friends / mentor who encourage me to be better.

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  4. I’ve done the second one many times, so I’d have to choose the first. Ah, sounds so peaceful. A very creative take on the prompt. A genie and a choice. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Brenda!

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  5. Give me the quiet, please.

    Really enjoyed this post 🙂

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  6. Good one! I’ll take the second… sounds more enjoyable to me.

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    Michael Humphris

    What a challenging choice. Great use of the prompt

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  8. two great choices. you can’t go wrong with either one. 🙂

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  9. I’d pick the first. Seems less crowded.

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    1. My choice too, though I do enjoy mixing with other cultures. My current state of mind would benefit most from an island escape.

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  10. The second one describes many a trip I’ve taken, number one’s not for me!

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    1. Number one actually exists! For about 1500 a night, a place called “Pine Cay” in the Turks and Caicos. I’ve never been there but I read about it in Travel and Leisure magazine.

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  11. How brilliant loved your take on this prompt 🙂

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    1. Thank you!

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  12. Oh, tough choice. I could do with a bit of both!

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  13. Tricksy creatures, those genies. What a fascinating choice!

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  14. Some very lovely images in your writing. Could I choose, I would want to be able to travel between both scenes, but life is not so simple. Tricky choice, I think your genie would end up sending me away.

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