Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hot Dog

PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

He stood on the deck, inhaling the salty breeze as the statue loomed into the view. It was time to reflect on the events of last week.

“Sausage in bread? A Kabanosy you vill sell? Is crazy I tell you.  Vill never vork.”

The investors were discouraging but Ida’s reassuring squeeze gave him the courage to push his proposal.  Ultimately the samples spiced with her secret recipe would win them over.


All these years he had worked for Mr Feltman as a roll cutter making “dachshund sandwich”.  Now it was time for him to start his very own “grab joint”.



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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

An attempt at historical fiction and nothing more important than hot dogs.  Actually I started looking up the history of the Statue and Coney Island and the story of Nathan Handwerker came up.  As someone who appreciates a good hot dog, how could I let it go?  Apparently there is also a documentary on him,

To ride on the ferry with other writers this week click here.

14 comments :

  1. The little things are important too, including hot dogs.

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    1. He did have a Wiener takes all attitude. Thanks for reading and commenting Liz.

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  2. I miss the good hot dogs. Nice one.

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    1. I am glad you relished the story then :-)

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  3. Sometimes a good idea and a good recipe is all you need for success. People always eat.

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    1. Thanks Gabriele. He gave it his all without fear of failure. After all what's the wurst thing that could happen?

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  4. You caught the accent beautifully.

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    1. Zat is a vondeful zink to say. Thank you Alicia.

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  5. Fascinating story, and the little bit of background makes it even more so. I love the voice.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. To be frank I did enjoy finding out history of the dogs of Coney Island.

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  6. Dear Subroto,

    I love the route you took to get to the hot dog. What's New York without a loaded Nathan's hot dog? Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle I thought I'd ketchup on some history too.

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  7. Good historical story based on truth, Subroto. The hot dog is important to American life. Good writing. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Lard knows that's true. Thanks for your comments Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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