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25.11.21

YET ANOTHER HOTEL ROOM

 

YET ANOTHER HOTEL ROOM

Another street in a city

where life has no pity.

From my window there’s not a soul in sight -

I can’t even remember arriving here last night.

No kids running to school

yelling and playing the fool -

no birds nesting in that concrete-imprisoned tree.

I should be sitting in my garden with a cup of tea -

I want to be at home,

not stuck in yet another hotel room.

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What can you say about another street scene? It could be anywhere, China or Chinatown, and I don't like cities, as you may have gathered!

Roger Bultot took the photo, Rochelle used it on her blog https://rochellewisoff.com/ as a prompt for our 100 word stories.

I am still struggling to regain my mojo after the loss of my husband. We had 30 years together - second marriages for both of us - and he died unexpectedly. My writing has been merely ticking along with this weekly piece of flash fiction and regular Twitter posts prompted by a word. If you'd like to read those, my tag is @young_liz .

Perhaps I'll learn more about marketing and get my sales figures out of the doldrums next year! To buy any of my books - a fantasy series and two historical novels - in time for Christmas, follow the link above to my most recent publication.


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    1. That's a word I've not heard before - did you make it up?

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  2. You describe soulless streets and characterless hotel rooms perfectly.

    I hope writing and tweeting offers you a modicum of comfort.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I guess commercial travellers feel like this, if any exist now!

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    2. I was a 'rep' for many years, and that could have been me!

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    3. I worked as a relief bank clerk, and had to stay in hotels sometimes for a full week. Not easy as a lone woman in the 60s

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  3. Beautiful description here. I've never stayed in a hotel. I'll give it ago for a couple nights.

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    1. A hotel is fine if you have a good reason for being there, like dinner and a show and no late train. Otherwise, don't bother!

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  4. I'd just like to hug you.
    You describe the feeling of sitting in one of these hotel rooms in a strange city perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, Gah. I feel your hug from here 🤗

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  5. I agree with pining to be home. Well done, Liz. Sorry to hear of your loss. May better days find you soon.

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    1. Even staying with family palls after a while - home is best!

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  6. Good luck with those sales, especially at Christmas, hugs...

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    1. Thank you. I'll probably leave marketing till the new year!

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  7. Dear Liz,

    Hotel rooms can't replace home...no matter how humble. Sending hugs across the sea.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. That's about right for an unwanted overnight stay somewhere you don't even want to be.

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    1. I think I'll send a copy to my stepson, who is tonight in a Holiday Inn in Grimsby!

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