Friday, April 13, 2018

Stories from Sicily

Curious about the most popular island in the world? Did you ever wonder what it's like to live in Sicily? Follow my mini-series "LIFE IN SICILY" and get a real picture about the excitement of living in the island of the Godfather. Never a dull moment here that's for sure!  

You can get a copy of the short story "Lily and Garibaldi" by writing to the email address on my blog. The story is in PDF so you can just download and print it. It's available both in English and in Italian.


A short story about cultural differences

Lily, an American teacher in Sicily, meets a Sicilian CEO. She names him Garibaldi because of his beard, which she can’t stand. It makes Garibaldi look like everyone else. It seems that all Sicilian men these days look alike … shaved hair and black beards.  Clones! It’s rare to see men with normal hair and no beard.

Garibaldi invites Lily on Messenger and they start chatting. She tells him of her worldwide travels and experiences with different cultures. He tells her about his family, kids and aspirations.

Everything flows smoothly until Lily discovers that Garibaldi is flirting with many of his female friends on Facebook. She calls him  a Don Juan. American men would be flattered to be described as the world's most famous playboy.  Not so Garibaldi. He  reacts furiously and ….

Names, characters, businesses, places, events, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination.. Any resemblance to actual persons,  or actual events is purely coincidental.


  1. Francesca, While I'd like to visit Sicily, I really like Ireland, the South Island of New Zealand and the island of Hawaii. From an historical perspective of course, only Ireland could come close to competing with Sicily... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Dave, I totally agree with you. After Sicily the most beautiful island is Ireland. My brother lives near Dublin and I have been to Ireland many times.

  3. Interesting and delightful at the same time! Thanks.

  4. What a fun read Francesca. Can't wait to visit Sicily!