Posts tagged ‘Mexico’

October 11, 2011

An Irish Lassie in Delicias, Mexico

The Go Teen Writers prompt contest is back! This time the rules we’re a bit different. Instead of getting the first sentence, we got the last sentence – the ”hook”. It was hard, but I still entered.

It’s hard to go unnoticed in Delicias, Mexico when you look like an Irish lassie. I forget I look different, but occasionally I’m reminded.

I was shopping with Pepito as my escort when a gringo addressed me.

“Ma’am, please come with me.”

I processed the unfamiliar English words slowly. The Spanish chatter surrounding me was more comfortable now than my old language. Pepito put his protective hand on my shoulder and we turned away from the stranger. But he followed and placed his pale hand on my other shoulder. Pepito removed his and balled it into a fist.

The chances of this ending well, I realized, were not good.

One of the judges gave me an honorable mention, which means no points 😦 but I’m maintaining my 2nd place position on the leader board anyway.

This is a clear case of taking inspiration from real life. I look like an Irish lassie myself, but speak Spanish. Sometimes, when I’m surrounded by Spanish, it can be hard to even think in English. And that’s where I got the idea for this prompt!