100 Word Challenge – Week 42

Joining the weekly 100 words challenge for Grown ups. This week the prompt is to use the following words.


They were eager to land and start exploring the delights of the City that never sleeps. The enormous guidebook sat taunting them.

Having checked into their hotel they looked at their travel list, held in a yellow filofax. In alphabetical order was a rather impressive list that included the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Icons of the big Apple. Frank Sinatra would have been so proud of their planning and organisation.

They stood on the sidewalk and simply lapped up the feel of the City. Reaching for each others hands they headed off to explore.

Taking part in the 100 word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #42

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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13 Responses to 100 Word Challenge – Week 42

  1. SusanKMann says:

    A great use of the prompts x


  2. A great response to your challenge Julie.


  3. Arlee Bird says:

    NYC is quite the great place to go. They forgot to include some New York style pizza. That's always a must-have whenever I visit NYC.

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  4. Mayumi says:

    What a charming glimpse into the life of an adventuring pair. I think what I enjoyed most was the unspoken bond they share, with that last line. Well done!


  5. Anglers Rest says:

    I agree, they are frustrating – getting you all fired up!


  6. Anglers Rest says:

    Me too. I like to write a list of the places that appeal to me and then read all about them. My favourite guides are the Lonely Planet series!


  7. nutschell says:

    I like reading guidebooks before I actually go on a trip:)


  8. Anna says:

    Good one- neat idea to use a guide book. I am struggling to think of anything to write for this prompt- maybe inspiration will bite later in the week…


  9. lucidgypsy says:

    I love guide books but they can be frustrating! Julia will enjoy this, and I love the buzz it creates 🙂


  10. Anglers Rest says:

    Thanks! I love exploring new places,the feel of anticipation and excitement.


  11. Older Mum says:

    I hate guide books and maps! Nice piece. I particularly enjoyed the last two sentences – reminded me of how I feel as a visitor to a new city.


  12. I like the line about the guide book taunting them. That's exactly what guide books do to me!


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