Closest thing I have to national pride is in my passport

Today’s Oneword: National

The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. I use it to give both you and me a daily 1-minute glimpse into the Rucksack Universe of travel fiction stories:

“Where is your pride, anyway?” he asked

“Closest thing I have to national pride is in my passport,” she replied. They flipped through the pages, a stamp on every one.

“That’s a lot of countries, but what about the one on the cover? The one you’re a citizen of.”

“That’s where I’m from. I’m grateful for that. But it’s not my life, and it’s not where I’m going.”

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