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.
CULTURE CLASH IN CHAT
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 ….
DISCLAIMER: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.