C'est La Vie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Flash Fiction Fun
a short, funny story of a young man taking a trip to Paris for the first time - EVER!

Submitted: July 06, 2017

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I love Paris. I have never been there before because I hate to fly and the thought of traveling across the Atlantic ocean scares me to death! Many years later, visiting this spectacular city was finally going to become a reality.

I was ready to go, my pulse slightly elevated at the thought of travelling abroad - it has been awhile since I have travelled, and this time, I was really looking forward to the venture.

In a blink of an eye, I was suddenly in Paris!  What a sight - I was completely in awe at what I saw: the Eiffel tower out in the far distance, the cars travelling along the Rue De La Huchette, a glimpse at the Champs Elysees, the lights of the city illuminating the night time sky - what a spectacular view!

As I walked along the Rue Du Chat Qui Peche,  I could smell the aroma of the strong Parisian Coffee, the sweet taste of chocolate croissants as I approached the Cafe  De Flore, with cigarette smoke filling the night time air!  Ahh....I was in Paris at last and I was finally given a taste of what it was like to visit one of the world's most beautiful cities.

My visit would be short. I was being called in to dinner and I had to be up early for work the following day.

I was so crestfallen as I got up from my chair and removed the Virtual Reality Headset. Under my breath, I  whispered, "C'est La Vie " as I walked into the dining room, my dinner waiting for me......

 


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