My Vacation is Calling ~ by John Hansen

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    Hey there...John has written an article for the Word Prompt ~ Vacation.

    So get ready to plan your vacation...he even tells us a few destinations.

    Plua a tip...don't forget your passport.

    Take time to read his work here
    https://hubpages.com/literature/my-vacation-is-calling

    1. ravirajan01 profile image95
      ravirajan01posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Wonderful response, John. The 1st poem has a surreal escapist feeling, making me think, "let me leave all this rat race behind and go somewhere magical far away from the madddening crowd."

      The acrostic, of course, talks about a bucket list of places worth visiting and dreaming about. Thanks for sharing this wonderful response, John.

      Thanks, Brenda, for sharing.

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    John...
    I get it...my vacation is calling too.

  3. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 8 months ago

    Hi Brenda, Thank you for reading this and posting the link. Much appreciated.

  4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image93
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 months ago

    Hello John,
    Excellent response to Brenda's word prompt--
    Just perfect for the weekend read, and I am already planning to have the much needed vacation.
    It's wonderful to read your skillfully woven words once again, which we have been missing. Thanks to Brenda for providing the motivation. I liked your short story and acrostic piece too.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Chitrangada.
      Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you are already planning your next vacation.
      I apologise for being slow in responding to this. I don’t seem to be getting all email notifications. I also thank Brenda for the prompt giving me inspiration to write something new here. I hope to increase that soon.

  5. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 8 months ago

    Thank you for reading, Ravi. I appreciate your generous comment.

  6. surovi99 profile image84
    surovi99posted 8 months ago

    Thank you, John, for your wonderfully written response to Brenda's prompt, "Vacation." I loved your first poem and acrostic poem very much. Your short story left me a broad grin. But I am wondering why the check-in counter didn't ask for your passport otherwise how did you manage to go inside? Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you, Brenda, for sharing John's awesome piece.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Great question Rosina.

  7. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 8 months ago

    Thank you for reading this, Rosina, and for you very good question, the person in the story (not me by the way) was catching a plane to another city in his own country to board a cruise ship. He didn’t need a passport for the flight, but would need it when boarding the ship to go into international waters. I hope that explains it better.

    1. surovi99 profile image84
      surovi99posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      That explains it so well. Thank you, John!

  8. Venkatachari M profile image82
    Venkatachari Mposted 8 months ago

    Hi, John. I enjoyed reading your poems submitted to the word prompt "vacation".  Your creations are extremely good, both the first poem and the acrostic one.
    The short story was much humoros and quite interesting. You depicted a true picture of the bad experiences undergone at airports while checking in to board planes. You ended it with a rather awkward realization of the missing passports which mistakes do often happen during excitements.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Venkatachari. I am pleased that you enjoyed these pieces, and that you found the short story humorous. It was a bit tongue in cheek, but I think you could tell I am not fond of the airport experience. Thank you for resding.

  9. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    John...
    I'm not sure why my reply didn't post a few days ago.

  10. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    John...
    I get it...my vacation is calling too.
    John...
    I get it...my vacation is calling too.

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Well, I hope you choose somewhere great for your next vacation Brenda. Twice even

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Lol...it's still not posting

  11. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    Your piece "I Need to Take a Vacation  - A Poem" is so cute, but I'll pass with a vacation in the snow.
    And I'm with you ...I definitely won't answer a call if it rings.

    Your "acrostic poem  - Vacation" is quite unique.
    I would have never thought to list destinations...so which one are we headed towards??
    Of course... if you pick Australia...it's a stay Vacation.

    Your short- short story "My Vacation: Operation Airport " tells us quite a tale of how one's vacation doesn't get off to a good start.
    First your luggage weighs too much & you're forced to pay a fee and then you and your belongings get searched and they toss out your only bottle of water.
    Then while finally enjoying yourself with a cappuccino at the airport... waiting on your flight to depart...you realize you've left your passport at home.

    Oh my...what a disaster indeed.
    I wonder... do you get home and back in time.

    Here...it's a 2 hr prior arrival time... which is a bit much.

    Good write.   Now I wanna go away on vacation...

    1. Jodah profile image92
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Brenda. It would be a three-hour drive if I had to return home from the airport to retrieve my passport. So, hopefully, that will never happen. Yes, here I think you have to be at the airport 90 minutes prior to departure time.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Wow...3 hrs is quite a way.

        Our closest one is only about an hr..maybe a little more.
        I still wouldn't want to come home and go back.

        Glad this one finally posted anyways.

 
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