Saturday, 30 July 2011

John Tell, expert on tourism - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 65

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week 65 of Saturday Centus, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge that requests participants to write a PG-rated text with a prompt, using only, at the most, 100 words. This week's prompt is the following photo:

Mrs.Jenny Matlock has provided us with this photo-prompt

Here is my text:

"I'm with the marketing-group that's advising the Swedish tourist industry".
"Are you are going to promote our churches, museums and monuments?"
"Yes, but even more, the beautiful countryside.
"Were there any other other reasons for joining this project, John?" inquired Sanna warily, hoping to get John to say that she was a reason.
"Mostly, I was glad to get away from the heat! You could fry an egg on the sidewalk. A friend of mine did that. Look at this."
John pulled out a photo and Sanna eyed it closely, shivering, happy to not be in Florida in July.

Wordcount according to WordCalc: 99
Best wishes,

I have given the character, John Tell, a reason for being in Sweden. There was actually a delegation from Disney World in Florida that went to this part of Sweden to help the tourist industry here. I read a newspaper article about it. I like the idea. It fits my character John Tell, even though I don't know anything about the real experts from Disney World.

BTW here's a link to the newspaper article: or click here. Look at the far left column under the word "Ekonomi". Use your Google-translator to read it in English; translate from Swedish. But you can recognise names in the article, such as Walt Disney World and the people from WDW, Valeri Oberle and, of course, the Disney Characters Tinkerbelle (=Tingeling) and Mickey Mouse (=Musse Pigg). The basic message of Ms Oberle's talk is to use all of the senses, pay attention to detail, and see that people feel warmly welcome, all of which I think is very wise advice.

First Commenter:
Nonna Beach
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