A Tramp’s Trip to Paris







Bruno rummaged through the supermarket bins. “What have we got today? More ruddy tuna mayonnaise!” Delving deeper, he salvaged a baguette, “That’s better. Brie and cornichons. Dated just yesterday.” Pocketing the sandwich, he headed for the off-licence, but passing more bins, couldn’t resist another rummage, “Wow!”

Returning to the spot later with a bottle of red wine, he retrieved his find, a panoramic print of Paris by night. Propping it against the wall, he sat before it, uncorked the bottle and tucked into his meal.

Smiling, he announced to nobody, “But for the want of a Gauloise, we could be there.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.


35 thoughts on “A Tramp’s Trip to Paris

    • Thanks Penny. I must admit I wavered between Gauloise and Gitanes. Disque Bleu is too many words 🙂 I’m not sure if they still make those brands now. Thank you for your comment, it’s very nice of you to say so.


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