AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  James Boyle, iRon Cox, iW. Craig Reed, iGlen Schulz, iEdward Patterson, iChidi Asika-Enahoro, iRichard Orey, i

  Home > Travel > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Jeremy Holland

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Stories
· 2 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2009

Jeremy Holland, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Libra Solution: Shedding Excess and Redefining Success
by Lisa DAnnolfo Levey

The familiar lament of dual-career parents raising children is, "I just can't do it all." The Libra Solution provides an alternative - a more satisfying and sustainable w..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Courtroom Success
by Richard Orey

A companion textbook for students of court reporting and practicing court reporters focusing on basic and advanced theories and principles of machine shorthand and speed-..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


From Barcelona
By Jeremy Holland
Thursday, December 03, 2009

Rated "PG" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Chapter 1: First Impressions - excerpt

The guidebook says the heart of Barcelona is Las Ramblas and El Barrio Gotico. To save on the cost of a taxi, you take the metro from the hotel. It’s the middle of August and all the hot air trapped in the tunnels makes it feel like the inside of a sauna; a leaky faucet drips on the burning coals producing nothing but waves of steam. To take your mind off the heat, you stare at the digital clock hanging from the low ceiling. Proper Tren 3:04, it says. From the little Spanish you know, “proximo” is the word for “next” and “propio” is “own”. Intrigued by this linguistic puzzle, you decide that this train must be a “proper,” or real train, which stops at all the stations, as opposed to an express service like in your home town of New York City. It’s a perfectly logical theory.

On the opposite platform sits a dark Spanish girl in a loose white dress on a metal bench. Even from this distance, she has a relaxed and natural beauty, making her far prettier than the model on the poster next to her. Trying unsuccessfully not to stare, you wonder if there might be a romantic liaison on this vacation and imagine chatting up such a gorgeous woman. The girl makes eye contact and holds it a second, giving the possibility a slight hope. A sleek train approaches with a gust of wind that dries the sweat beading on your forehead. It squeals to a stop and blocks the view.The doors beep open and close. The train rumbles to a start and leaves. The platform is empty; the girl is gone....

       Web Site: From Barcelona

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!






Venice, Empress of the Seas by Albert Russo

Venice, the Lido, the historical regatta and the film festival..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members