Friday, August 21, 2009

THE ROAD TO HEAVEN - mini non-fiction

This post is in response to
The idea is to write a story in exactly 55 words.
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The Road to Heaven

The dusty road meandered through small towns. Tiled roofs made each village appear red from a distance. The road wound between fields of corn and feijão, the black beans Brazilians ate daily.

We stopped the jeep when my Peace Corps site came into view. It didn’t look much like Heaven, but that was its name.


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I served as a PC Volunteer in Brazil from 1967 to 1969. You can read about my experiences on my other blog: A Little “Peace” of Brazil.
(©2009, C.J. Peiffer)

9 comments:

Lou said...

That must have been an interesting experience. I want to do it backward--serve somewhere when I retire..if they let me do that!

Mona said...

sometimes , some people are also exactly opposite of their names!

Great 55ve!

Monkey Man said...

Just cruising through broad and varied world of 55 styles. Now I know how to get to Heaven. Thanks.

hope said...

This sounds like the opening to a really great novel. :)

Have a great weekend!

G-Man said...

I love personal experiance 55's
Excellent job CJ.
When it first started back in the 60's, I heard the starting pay was 11 cents an hour!!!
Thanks for sharing with us all.
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

anthonynorth said...

That was a worthy job to do.

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Great Friday 55, thanks for sharing.

Thom said...

Thank you for stopping by my playground. I do appreciate it. Love your 55. I've never thought of doing one that relates to real life...but now I think it could be fun :) Aloha my friend :) and have a great week :)

Dulce said...

Oh yes interesting, yet risky?
Great 55


up there somewhere is mine
HAve a nice weekend!