My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 Entry for Rough Guides

“Simple Pleasures

Delfina’s face wore wrinkles of laborious survival, as weathered as the textured wood surface in front of me. In a sea of tables, tarps, and tin, her crudely built stand is one of few that could be locked in this open market, a symbol of her prosperity. Rocking back and forth on the floorboards, uneven and rough under my stool, I watched as she prepared her specialty. The grain of the rustic table was sticky under my fingers, not unlike everything else in this space, probably the reason a colony of bees seemed to linger; brushed away without a thought, they move just long enough for sweet juice to flow from spigot to cup, before returning to their feeding frenzy…”

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emyil March 30, 2011 at 1:39 am

good job!
they closed the competition early, i was about to submit mine, but they already clsed march 28. darn. crammer me! hahahah..good luck!


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