Going to Bristol (Fiction word count: 150)
Hey baby, guess what?
Boss is sending me to Bristol.
I can stay three extra days with a generous personal spending fund.
Want to come?
Are you sure?
“I have THREE to-do lists combined into one. I’m a sit-in judge for Perka, and need to prep for Uncle B’s visit. Ugh
Can you bring me back a Stetson hat?
Or maybe a Bailey hat from Blakley-Micthell?
Honey, I’m not going to Bristol, Virginia!
Oh?– Is it that frigid Bristol — in New Hampshire?
Hold up. Did you say England?
I’m writing about the defunct Hewlett-Packard, which split into two companies in 2015.
Quick photo shoot – then writing about the tenets of the HP Way: employee respect, teamwork, integrity, yadda….
I’m coming too!
But what about the lists, and the Per-–
THAT CAN WAIT!
Call me later tonight to go over the itinerary….
This is to join in with What Pegman Saw, which is a weekly challenge to write a fictional piece (150 words or less) using the location provided.
This week, Pegman went to Bristol, England (here) and seeing that there are many different cities named Bristol – I decided to have a little fun confusing the destination with two Bristols that are near my hometown.
Did you know….
Bristol, Virginia claims to be the birthplace of country music? They have a museum and many people like to bring home a nice Stetson (or different item) from Blakley-Mitchell.
Bristol, New Hampshire, with less than 3,000 residents, is a scenic New England town located near the southern portion of Newfound Lake, the fifth largest lake in the State of NH. The New England town was named “Bristol” because the large deposits of really fine sand and white clay were similar to “Bristol sand” (in England) and was used to make American pottery and fine china.
The Bristol, England is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Bristol has a green belt with beautiful nature, was ranked as Britain’s most sustainable city (based on its environmental performance, quality of life) and is one of England’s top-six science cities (which includes HP Labs here). And in my fiction piece, these two travelers will be dining at The Cadbury House, which is where my photo ties in, and this is a “300-year-old timber-framed pub with a reggae soundtrack, pub games, an open fire and walled garden.” Also, This Bristol hosts the annual International Balloon Fiesta, which is Europe’s largest gathering of hot air balloons (with over 130 Hot Air Balloons).