Posts tagged ‘immigrant’s tale’

Mistaken Identity

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 11 June 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

While standing in line at the fast food joint, I heard somebody yelling.


Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned around, I saw him.

‘I’m sorry,’ he apologized, a tone of disappointment in his voice. “I thought you were my friend back home.”

I felt a connection to him right away. He reminded me of myself during my early days in America.

I’d like to buy him lunch and maybe give some pointers on adjusting to the new life. But before I could utter a word, he made an about-face and disappeared in the crowd.

June 9, 2021 at 11:35 am 37 comments

Mother Knows Best

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 January 2018

Sandra Crook

Photo Credit: Sandra Crook
Dino was talking his mom into buying a car. He thought he deserved it. He’d gotten good grades. Most importantly, he put the trash out without being told.

“Mom, don’t you think it’s time? I don’t mind if it’s a used one.”

The ever-diplomatic mother answered with another question.

“Would you rather have a car or live in this rundown apartment forever?”

End of discussion. To an immigrant family, owning a house was top priority.

A year later, there was enough money for down payment on a property in Queens. It was the first time Dino saw his father cry.

January 24, 2018 at 9:50 am 45 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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