Hello Readers, joining in with Carrot Ranch (HERE) flash fiction. The prompt this week is to write a short fiction piece about OLD WORLD CHARM. “It can be nostalgic or irreverent. You can invent an “old world,” return to migrant roots, or recall ancient times. Go where the prompt leads you!”
Here is my take:
Title: Polka Pantomime
Fiction word count: 99
I saw her dancing, again, this Sunday
polka played from the radio
cabbage and meat aroma filled the air
the low heels of her shoes
clicked with certain cues
the dress, that covered most of her body, barely moved
while her shoulders sometimes grooved
soft face wrinkles
with eyes that twinkled
as her feet stepped side to side
doing some sorta polka slide –
and I, barely 13, stayed back
watching from the shadow
curious about this old grandmother of mine
as she traveled back in time
doing the Polka pantomime
My fiction is based on my Grandmother Sophie.
She danced the polka every Sunday and tapped into the “old world charm” whenever she could.
Because my parents divorced when I was young, I did not get to know this sweet grandmother very much (I got to know the bitchy one instead). Anyhow, all these years later, I am grateful to have had “some” time with Grandmother Sophie.
Speaking of food, have been wanting to show Joanne the Zucchini noodles we make with the “vegetable spiralizer” –
here are two songs similar to what Grandmother Sophie would play and dance with on Sundays
I chose this short Polka song, Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, because Charli Mills featured such tasty details about food this week with the Pasty Fest in her area.
I chose this second short Polka instrumental for the Pennsylvania bloggers out there 🙂
Want more Polka?
Some history of the huge Polka festival in Wisconsin HERE
Care to join in with the Carrot Ranch writers? All are welcome and Charli’s BLOG has the latest flash fiction challenge information
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