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A Successful Venture

But why not? He asked as he stamped his foot in impatience and irritation.“Bamboi is not ready for this, it’s a woman’s job, stop dreaming about such ventures and get back to work” were some of the replies he got.

Three years later…

The Umbrella Restaurant was known as much for its unique (and attractive) decoration as for its proprietor’s culinary skills.

Foreigners came here to taste the food and take selfies while journalists wrote inspiring stories of the times he tripped and got up to create a successful venture.

So what if his own village did not accept his idea, neighbouring Sawla did.


Today Pegman is in Bamboi, Ghana. Join me for lunch/ dinner at the restaurant?

The photo prompt has been given by Dale Rogerson at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Trip) has been given by Six Sentence Stories by Girlie On The Edge hosted by Denise Farley.

29 responses to “A Successful Venture”

  1. NIcely done

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks 🙂

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  2. Love the umbrellas:)
    What a wonderful example of perseverance in spite of the doubts of others. Good reminder!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Denise. Credit for the umbrellas goes to Dale Rogerson.

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  3. Umbrella restaurant in Bamboi was innovative. Almost as innovative as combining two prompts. Nicely done.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Abhijit. Though he ended up starting the restaurant in Sawla instead of Bamboi.

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  4. Very well done 👍

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks UP 🙂

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  5. true (aka ‘genuine’) creativity is almost always rejected initially, especially by those who believe they know the person best

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      Bernadette Braganza

      It would be so much better (& easier) if it were accepted in the start.

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  6. Dear Bernadette,

    Good for Sawla. And good for you for melding the two prompts and still staying within the FF word limit. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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      Bernadette Braganza

      I finally figured out the best way to do it was first write it in a Google doc with the word counter right in front of me 🙂

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  7. Very clever combining of two prompts.
    I love the idea of the umbrella restaurant!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Pat

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  8. Looking beyond the boundaries. A delightful story which perfectly connects the two prompts.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Keith 🙂

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Mimi 🙂

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  9. Every idea has a taker, you just need to find one and be determined on your idea. Lovely use of the prompt.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Anshu

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  10. Glad he stayed true to his vision. Nice take on the prompt.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Jo

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  11. Moral of the story: Never give up 🙂

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      Bernadette Braganza

      True

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      Bernadette Braganza

      True 🙂

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  12. The umbrellas make a beautiful ceiling!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Ikr!

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  13. Two prompts nicely connected, with an inspiring message about perseverance.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Jilly

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