Steve & Cheryl – Lost Again!

It’s been a blah week for me.  I can’t seem to get enough sleep.  Usually my pain meds knock me right out – I wouldn’t hear a bomb go off – but lately I’m waking up 2 or three times every night.  And it’s hard to be creative when I’m a zombie.

Actually, if I were a real Zombie, I could probably make a fortune in movie deals.  That’s the only kind of movie they make anymore, isn’t it?  TV series are even worse.

So, I’m glad I have Friday Fictioneers & Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to help with the creative juices.  And Sandra Cook’s photo made it easy for me. Two years ago, The Viking and I spent 7 wonderful weeks driving through Europe.  I kept a journal of our adventures which I will write out into a full Travel Book soon-ish but, in the meantime, I poached a typical moment for Friday Fictioneers.

Steve & Cheryl – Lost Again!

“For Gawdsakes, Cheryl!!  That’s our hotel!  We’re right back where we started!”

Cheryl looked from the hotel to the map.  Once, twice, three times.  “I don’t understand.  The Cathedral should be here!”

“Are you holding the map upside down?”

“No, Steve, I’m not!  It’s all these twisty streets and palazzos every second block!  And why won’t they put proper street signs up?!  How am I supposed to know where we are without street signs?!  Aaaagh!!”  She hit the map with the back of her hand and it ripped in half.

“Okay.  Calm down.  Let’s get a coffee and start again.”

Word count:  100

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19 thoughts on “Steve & Cheryl – Lost Again!”

  1. The joy of small European towns is wandering round without a map and seeing what you can discover. I hope they relax and enjoy their holiday. Funny tale.

    1. I’ve actually BEEN that scenario. And I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one. :o) Thanks Sascha!

    1. They kind of surprised me actually. I hadn’t intended to create two people for Fictioneers. They just sort of happened. I suppose they’ll pop up again sometime. Thanks for stopping by, Amie. :o)

  2. Ya know… last September as I was getting myself totally lost in Sienna – on foot – I could not help but think that if Mick (my late husband) were with me, he would be freaking out over getting lost. Then again, were he there, we never would have gotten lost in the first place. The man had a crazy sense of direction! I, on the other hand, have discovered, do not.

  3. Yes, I have a book on my shelf titled “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps”. It’s most illuminating. I could add to that, the observation that however lost a man is when driving, he will refuse to stop the car and ask someone the way. He’d rather go round and round in circles for hours, getting crosser and crosser — well, that’s my experience anyway!

    I think your story is particularly funny, as cathedrals are usually huge and can be seen from quite a long way off.

    1. Usually cathedrals ARE to big to miss. But The Marble Cathedral in Copenhage was less than a block away and we couldn’t see it. To be fair, we were coming from Rosenberg Castle so were approaching from the rear, and all the buildings in that area are like 3 stories tall but still….. :o)

    1. It doesn’t take much to get turned around, especially in those beautiful old towns and cities in Europe. :o) Thanks for stopping by.

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