Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
Bonjour | Flash Post 363

Bonjour | Flash Post 363


Button, how did you use the same word to greet me!

Well, I looked it up in the Wikipedia and found out how the French greet others!

Did you also find out what the word means? Because it does not mean good morning!

It actually means good day. So, what’s Paris like?

It’s spring and the sun is crisp, sparklingly clean and cheerful. Morning breaks around 7 each day and stays that way till almost 10 every evening which means that you get natural light till that time of the evening.

Are you telling me that it gets dark only around 10 each day? That’s fascinating!

Yes, Button. We’ve just returned to the hotel and it’s 9 in the evening and dusk hasn’t even descended! I remember the time your Dost and I went to Nice and the two of us would sit out in the porch outside our hotel, play cards and drink tea till 9 in the evening.  A guy would come around that time and turn on the street lights.

Wow! What else have you people been up to other than enjoy the long days? Have you been to museums or art districts or sailed down the Seine or tasted wine at one of the umpteen wine-tasting sessions that keep happening in Paris round the clock?

We’ve been walking around and trying to get a feel of the city. Yesterday, we went to a restaurant called the Morny on Rue de Ponthieu for dinner. On the walls of this lovely restaurant was a very pretty painting of Alice in Wonderland with the White Rabbit. If you recall, we had written one of our fantasy stories based on that fantasy story.

Of course I remember!

Let’s reproduce the story to jog our readers’ memories?

That could be nice. However, it could be nicer if we wrote another shorter one instead!

You mean like a really short one! Let’s take up the challenge and write one.

That could be fun.

Alice tumbled down the hole after the White Rabbit. Down and down she went only to be greeted by her friends, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and others before learning that she’s destined to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

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