Archie wandered round Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Classical Chinese Garden. He caught up with Agnes by the lake.
‘Isn’t it wonderful?’ she said. Archie grunted.
‘Shouldn’t we be getting back to the hotel?’ he asked.
‘We’ve plenty of time.’ she replied.
‘It doesn’t seem very Canadian to me.’
‘It’s ancient Chinese culture.’
‘It was built in 1985.’ Archie huffed. ‘Shouldn’t we try and find something more traditionally Canadian?’
Agnes stamped her foot. ‘Archie, we will see a Mountie before we leave.’
‘Yes, dear.’ Archie sulked off. His once-in-a-lifetime holiday to Vancouver to celebrate his retirement was going as he’d expected it would. He wished he was still at work.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above, thanks to CE Ayr for the photo this week).
In the background of this week’s photo you can just make out the Wing Sang building in Vancouver, adorned with ‘Work No. 851’ an art sculpture by Martin Creed, which reads ‘EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT’ in neon lettering – you can read more about the origin of that HERE, if you’re interested.
Find out more about Dr Sun Yat Sen’s Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.
To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.