Friday Fictioneers: Who Woulda

“Now THAT,” Mina’s voice rising in surprise, “is not something I expected to see.”

Wendy looked at the object at the end of her aunt’s extended finger, and blinked. Mina jabbed her finger at the car’s fender. “I mean, who woulda thought! A VW, here, in Israel!”

“Oh.” Wendy looked up at her aunt, a look of satisfied comprehension on her face. “Do they call it Tet Shin here?”

Every week, Rochelle Wisof-Fields hosts Friday Fictinoneers, where the objective is to write a complete story in 100 words or less in response to a photograph. I encourage you to learn more about Friday Fictioneers.


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5 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Who Woulda

  1. Since the obscure references in this vignette are confusing my readers (in my defense, I only had a hundred words to work with), I’ll provide some background. Mina’s surprise comes from the aversion many Jews feel about buying German products after the Holocaust. Her niece, being from a generation further removed from that atrocity, doesn’t pick up on the reason for her aunt’s surprise, and instead translates the vehicle company’s logo into Hebrew letters — Tet for V is a stretch, but Shin is a nearly perfect match for W (and thank you for the assist, Rochelle). “Tet Shin” is not, as far as I know, an actual Hebrew word. Hope that helps!

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