Matt, The Book Blogger has chosen Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful, as the basis of this week’s 100 word flash fiction challenge. Matt says the song holds extra interest for him as it’s taken from the film version The Great Gatsby, a book he studied for one of his exams. Here’s the music clip:
Back in October, when we had to base our fiction on The Writings on the wall it provided me the opportunity to introduce young lovers, a Cretan girl, Maria and her boyfriend Matt. Let’s see how they’re getting on now they’re living near Agios Nikolaos…
Young and Beautiful
‘Why take a huge bag to watch The Great Gatsby?’
Maria shrugged. ‘This film’s important for your English course?’
‘That’s right. There are Greek subtitles so you’ll enjoy it too.’
With plastic chairs instead of tipping seats, a brisk breeze whipping around the auditorium, clouds scudding overhead, constant conversation, ringing phones, people shifting position, and even pizza deliveries, this open-air cinema was certainly a novel experience.
Maria produced cheese pies from her bag, seeming bemused when Matt asked, ‘What’s wrong with popcorn?’
At the first raindrops, Maria delved through her bag.
Snug under her umbrella they saw The End!
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