Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week
This week write a story/response to the notion of being lost. Try and make it from the perspective of the lost person
It was my first time in Seattle. I was looking for a specialized grocery store. And incidentally, I was also new to using Google maps.
I took a bus and opened my app as I got off the bus.
Go west, it said.
And I was lost from that instant.
I knew right and left, but East and west, north or south are beyond me.
Anyway, I opened the map and started walking, towards what I thought was west. My location dot was moving away from the direction I was supposed to go. Like a confused person, I kept checking my direction. I am sure anyone looking at my antics must have thought me eccentric. It took me a lot of time to learn how to read the map properly. But any directions which told me to go east, or west, north or south, always used to confuse me. I used to note nearby landmarks and would use that as my guide.
Is anyone out there good at following the directions of Google maps?
Sadly I am not. If I don’t know a place already, there are bright chances of my getting lost!