Roma Writer's Group

The Works of F. Robert Kelly



Jack Dasellfinger woke up at 7 A.M on that beautiful Tuesday morning, he had been planning this trip for two whole months, and now there was only a month to go. He had already prepaid the airline tickets.

Yes this trip to his homeland of Germany. He had put money into his electricity account, organised to have his dog picked and care for by the local dog boarding kennels, his Mercedes-Benz would be put in a prepaid, self lock shed.

He had put spending money away; he was planning on doing a round trip. From Australia to America, to Hong-Kong, Vietnam, then to Germany.

He didn't know exactly why he had decided to go to Vietnam but it might have had something to do with the Jimmy Barnes/Cold Chisel song Khe Sanh. He wanted to see what a Chinese princess' kiss was really like, and he wanted to hit some Hong-Kong mattress all night long.

He had wanted to go to America to see the Empire State Building; the Statue of Liberty and a place called Disney land.

Then also he wanted to go home so he could visit his rellies.

Yes, he was looking forward to flying out over Australia's coast and taking photos.

What could go wrong..?

How do you think it would feel if one day, you decided to go on holiday? You planned for months to make sure everything was right.

You would feel pretty happy right?
Of course you would!

But how would you feel if you found out your house had disappeared, just vanished?

What about your street, Neighbourhood, town, city, suburb?

What about your state?

What if, one day this all vanished, without a trace?

What if it disappeared off the maps?

How would you feel?

How would you feel if your whole country disappeared?

How would you feel?