Might As Well



“They don’t know how to park around here.”

Gail rolled her eyes. Just like Stella to find something to criticize, instead of taking in the big picture. And this was big! “How old are those?” she pointed at the castle’s remains on the hill. The walls stood sentry still. Empty windows portals to the past.

Mom consulted the guidebook. “11th Century. Even older foundations.”

Gail opened the window. The warm air smelled of old stone and fresh bread.

“Close that thing,” Stella groaned. “It’s probably full of plague.”

“Too late, then. Might as well stop for lunch before we’re dead.”



For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt: Sandra Crook


39 thoughts on “Might As Well

  1. Na’ama Y’karah,

    I have to admire Gail’s sense of humor. Necessary with a negative friend like Stella. I know a couple of Stellas actually. Very difficult to be around. Delicious description of the air aroma. Old stone and bread. Yeah, I can imagine it.



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    • Yeah, I think we all know a Stella … And they can be tiring, but thankfully balanced by a complement of Gails! 🙂
      I think you’re soul knows that small of old stone and fresh bread – in only from the streets of the old cities of Safed and Acre and the Jerusalem and the like. It is a vibe. 🙂

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  2. If I were Gail, I’d dump Stella as travelling companion. I’d be too hard-pressed to remain patient. I’d dump her ass at the next bus stop!!
    Oh, and I agree, that scent of bread and old stone can be intoxicating 😉

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      • Ha ha ha! Yeah, I hear ya. Gail may not yet have an option if her mama decides who goes with … BUT … life gets more independent in a hurry, and then … yeah, one chooses who to travel with … (And, yeah, though I prefer to go with FUN friends and companions, I’d chosen to go it alone here and there and I didn’t mind it – there are always new friends to make, and it is nice to make one’s own schedule as one goes. 🙂

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      • I have a friend who hates travelling with anyone; having become very used to going it alone. The having to make deals on what to do and see? Nope… Not happening!

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      • I understand it AND I also like having both options – sometimes solo travel is great, sometimes not-solo travel is great. It kind of depends on the mood, on the reason, on the space, the time, the plan. I like having me some options. 🙂

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      • Oh for sure. I never thought I would be capable of travelling alone and not being scared or lonely. But I did it in 2016 and it was the best thing I ever did. 🙂

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      • Isn’t it great to have the option and the opportunity and the experience? I have to say that I am a pretty good travel companion to myself, and I did not ONCE disagree or refuse to do what I wanted to do … 😉 Your NYNF


  3. Oy! Sometimes the only way to deal with a difficult person (because we all have them in our lives, don’t we?) is to make a joke and not take them too seriously. I think Gail and her mom should go off on their own and leave Stella behind (haha). Love the smell of “old stone and fresh bread.” 🙂

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