Weekend Writing Prompt — The French Foreign Legion

Years ago, I saw a movie on TV.

It was about three brothers who joined the French Foreign Legion.

I thought when I grew up I would enlist.

Then I grew up.

(Exactly 32 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “legion.”

12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The French Foreign Legion

  1. Sadje October 16, 2021 / 5:39 pm

    And a good thing it was that when you grew up you saw that it wasn’t the thing to do. 😄

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  2. Nope, Not Pam October 16, 2021 / 7:38 pm

    Yep, perfect Fandango. I think I saw that movie 😁

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  3. Marleen October 23, 2021 / 7:19 pm



    Trader Vic’s restaurants were better known for their exotic food and drink than their haute cuisine. But the Trader Vic’s in the Bel Air East was different, and the difference maker was their executive chef, DuBois Chen.

    Chen Tsai Ching was born in a village outside of Shanghai, China in 1918, and worked in several Shanghai restaurants as a young man. He left China in 1941 and emigrated to what was then French Indo-China, joining the French navy as a cook and changing his name to DuBois to make it easier for the French to address him. After 10 years of French cuisine, Chen switched to Chinese cuisine, finding work on a Chinese passenger ship. His next position was as executive chef of Jimmy’s Kitchen Restaurant in Hong Kong, and from there, Chen came to the United States, where he found his way to St. Louis as the executive chef at Trader Vic’s when its doors opened in 1963.

    With Chen at the helm, not only was the St. Louis Trader Vic’s considered among the best in the nation, but it was also rated one of the top restaurants in the city. In 1976, Chen was named Chef of the Year by the St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine.


    I don’t know if joining the French navy counts as a foreign legion, but I decided to put this here rather than in “Table Service” or under “Regurgitate.”

    We had “Polynesian good” at our wedding. I’ve been reminiscing lately. We didn’t have the wedding or reception at a “tiki” place, though. However, I put flowers on my cake before that was a thing.

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