YOU CAN GET ANYTHING YOU WANT

Published March 30, 2019 by rochellewisoff

The purpose of this prompt is to inspire you to write 150 words about this place. You can use the Google photo above or stroll around until you see something that strikes your fancy. When you’re done, remember to link your story to the others using the InLinkz frog below. Reading and commenting is half the fun.

Enjoy yourself and do good work!

Click the Frog to join the Party!

Thanks to Josh and Karen for hosting the challenge.

When I saw the name of the place, I was hooked. I love it when the muse takes it and just runs with it.

Genre: Realistic (?) Fiction

Word Count: 150

YOU CAN GET ANYTHING YOU WANT

After forty-five years Alice still missed Johnny who had been drafted and died in Vietnam, leaving her to raise their twins Phoenix and Sunshine.

            Sunshine, a successful lawyer in Manhattan, had children of her own. They, in turn were forging their own careers in Corporate America.

            Phoenix had enlisted in the Marine Corps a few years back. After his fateful tour in Afghanistan, he’d taken up residence in Arlington.

            “Leaving for Australia,” she texted Sunshine. “Going to open a restaurant.”

            “Right. Alice’s Restaurant. Mom, are you smoking weed again?”

            “I’m serious.”

            “Big case. Call you later.”

***

            Pushing a lock of long white hair from her forehead, Alice flipped veggie burgers on the grill in her thriving café. She gazed at the mountains kissing the cerulean sky outside the window. Her town—peaceful Alice Springs—three hours or less from anywhere in Australia and thousands of miles from the Divided States.

 

Just for fun (if you have 18 minutes to spare) Click Here for the original “Alice’s Restaurant” 

13 comments on “YOU CAN GET ANYTHING YOU WANT

  • Alice’s Alice Restaurant! I love it. The judge wasn’t gonna look at those twenty-seven color glossy photographs with the circles and arrows and the paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was…
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Sorry so late to this. I was studying for an exam and am finally getting back to Pegman & real life. Love that this particular location captured your imagination so. Alice is my kind of person! It’s never too late to follow your dream.

    PS Your photo in the linkup is adorbs.

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    • Dear Karen,

      Phew! I was beginning to wonder what happened to you! I hope your exam went well. I guess I can kind of relate to Alice (not a little bit) 😉 Thank you. (The linkup photo is my senior picture…HS)

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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