Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lost in Translation

PHOTO PROMPT – © Dee Lovering

In 1992 Christopher Columbus informed his parents that he was dropping out of university and would be travelling to an ashram in India in order to find himself.  

Financially secure, thanks to a trust fund setup by his late grandmother; he ranted against growing materialism and expressed a desire for a simpler life.

Three months later the consulate in Bahamas contacted his parents, Chris was in the prison charged with being drunk and disorderly.


In 1492 Columbus set sail in a search of a shorter route to India.  He remains till date probably the only man rewarded for getting lost.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100.  

To go on a journey with the other fictioneers you need to go here.  Each one leads to the right destination.


18 comments :

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    1. Thank you Ansumani, glad you liked it.

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  2. thiis is really good one. but i believe we only find ourselves when we get lost in translation :)

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    1. True before we find ourselves there some emotional and geographical dislocation involved. Thanks for reading and commenting desikand.

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  3. Ha.. Love rewarded for getting lost.. What a perfect tribute.

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    1. The luckiest man in history. Thanks for commenting Björn, I am glad you liked it.

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    1. Thanks Tay, I am glad you approve ;-)

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  5. A nice tale of two Christophers. I hope the 1992 version came out on top in the end, and found his way.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I think the 1992 version was suitably chastened after the voyage.

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  6. Dear Subroto,

    I love the parallel stories. The last line was perfect and made me smile.

    Shalom

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle I am glad I made you smile.

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  7. Hilarious, Subroto. One lost himself while trying to find himself, and the other was rewarded for getting lost. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Thank Suzanne, maybe sometimes it is better to get lost instead ;-)

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  8. I'm sure Mr. Columbus would have excelled as a weatherman also. :)

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    1. I am sure he would have said 'the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain' :-)

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