Below is this week’s contribution to Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a story in approximately 100 words in response to the photo prompt provided. This week’s photograph comes courtesy of ©Jean L. Hays
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A Hero in His Own Kitchen
Route 66 was an American-style diner that brought the magic of movies to life in our town. As a teenager it was so cool to hang out there supping chocolate milkshakes or ice-cream sodas.
Charlie the owner thrilled everyone with stories from when he visited the States and traveled the famous route with his American cousin.
Years later my editor tasked me with writing Charlie’s obituary. I asked his wife about the infamous journey.
‘Charlie never set foot outside Donegal,’ she laughed. ‘Mind you, he watched so many of those damn American biker movies that he might as well have been there.’