(This particular Carrot Ranch prompt has special meaning because it relates to the San Jose neighborhood where I grew up. But as you can tell from my story it’s a neighborhood that’s had several names, has been populated by different peoples, and is far different now than what it was in its agricultural past. Link below.)
“Welcome to newest San Jose housing development, Blossom Valley!” said the realtor.
The potential home buyers looked around. “I thought we were in Santa Teresa,” one of them said.
“I thought it was Oak Grove,” another said.
“It’s Rancho Santa Teresa if you want to go way back,” said a third.
“But we’re calling it Blossom Valley now!” the realtor insisted.
“Well, the developers,” the realtor answered.
“Sounds like something from Madison Avenue.”
“Hey! Let’s tear it down and turn it back into farmland!”
They advanced upon the development.
“Wait, wait!” the realtor pleaded.
©2020 Robert Kirkendall