Paradise Misplaced

Published May 2, 2020 by rochellewisoff

Today Pegman ventures to the Dominican Republic. The island is rich in culture and heritage, chock full of wonderful possibilities for the alert storyteller. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to wander around until you find something that inspires you to write up to 150 words, then link your post using the blue frog below. Remember that reading and commenting on fellow contributors’ work is part of the experience.

Do your best, and have fun! Thanks to Josh and Karen for hosting.

Genre: Fiction (probably someone’s reality)

Word Count: 150

This story stands alone, but is also a sequel to my Friday Fictioneers offering this week. Couldn’t help following Mr. and Mrs.Hap 😉

PARADISE MISPLACED

Basking in the ocean breeze, Gretchen stood on the balcony of their hotel suite gazing at the clear blue Caribbean waters. Although her marriage to Jared had a rocky beginning with him blowing a rod on the way to their wedding, she had no doubt the honeymoon would be perfect.

“La Rupiblica Dominica. I can’t wait to swim. I’m glad I took español in school. Didja notice how the waiter smiled when I ordered our dinner in his language?”

Behind her, Jared playfully nibbled her neck “That chicken dish was scrumptious but not as tasty as my bride.”

Gretchen’s stomach gurgled. “Speaking of food.”

“You’re looking a little green, darlin. I’ll go buy some 7-Up to settle your tummy.”

A cramp seized her. The floor tilted as she made a mad dash to the commode.

In the other room, Jared slammed drawers and wailed. “Hells bells, someone’s nabbed my wallet!”  

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*Note here’s a LINK to the story I wrote when Pegman visited the Dominican Republic two years ago. I almost reposted and then decided not to.

21 comments on “Paradise Misplaced

  • Oh no! The honeymoon is definitely not starting off on a good foot! But I have faith that these lovebirds will somehow make the best of it. Or worst case scenario, make the best of the NEXT attempt at a honeymoon in a few weeks or months — take two!

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    Oh dear… guess they didn’t take a Dukoral before and has a case of the cacarellas and he and his wallet. Things come in threes so… they should finally be good after this? I mean, if they survive al their difficult beginnings, there should be smooth sailing. Then again… some people seem to attract trouble!
    Fun one!

    Shalom and lotsa love without hiccups,

    Dale

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    • Dear Dale,

      Let’s hope they’re good after this. 😉 Did you ever see the movie The Out of Towners? Old movie from 1970…hilarious. Everything that could go wrong on a vacation did for them.I couldn’t help but think of them. Thank you for sailing by.

      Shalom and lotsa settling hugs,

      Rochelle

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  • Oh, no! The honeymoon has definitely taken a turn for the worse. But, this could be one of those stories couples tell decades into a marriage, one of those things that’s awful at the time, but you can laugh at (a little) with hindsight. We all have those :). Lovely, warm story, Rochelle

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