Franz and Franz~What Pegman Saw

hotelimperial“Yes, honey, I understand that the Czech Republic is quite beautiful,” Gracie admitted to George, “but of  all the places we could have visited with our lottery winnings, why come here to Karlovy Vary?!”

“Think of all the history that’s here,” her husband reminded her. Austria Hungary’s Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were from here.  He’s the only assassinated public figure with both a band and a beer named after him.

“Besides that,” he continued, “Franz Kafka’s from here too. You know how many times I’ve read everything of his, from “The Metamorphosis” to “Amerika.”

“And best of all,” she intoned happily. “Blanche and Harry will be insanely jealous when they see our videos of the Hotel Imperial.”

“With all the beauty this place has going for it,” he sighed, “is that all you can think of?”

“Hey, honey pie, I’m a nudge. Get over it,” she bragged triumphantly.

This is my very first attempt at a story for Pegman.  Visit the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary and write a story based upon one of the photographs. Keep it within 150 words.

What Pegman Saw

14 thoughts on “Franz and Franz~What Pegman Saw

  1. Dale says:

    Great first try, Larry! Maybe just change to Austrian-Hungarian instead of Austria Hungary (I was wondering which one he came from… had to Google it 😉

    And hey… they each will have a good reason to make it a great vacation!

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  2. pennygadd51 says:

    I find your two characters believable; the slightly know-it-all man, and the extrovert couldn’t-care-less woman. They might irritate in real life, but in your story they enable you to showcase your research (or possibly your wide general knowledge) and then poke fun at yourself for doing so.
    Neatly done!

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