Happy Wednesday! Well as you can see time is really speeding by. Already mid October! The leaves are finally turning into the beautiful golds, reds, and oranges throughout Chicago. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. At least those of us who live up north.
For the first time in years, I had decided to book my next trip through a travel agent. They really do know what's best. I decided to try this new agency that had just opened last week. Apparently they are new to Chicago, but have been in business for many, many years.
As I walked in, Bianca greeted me with a big smile. She was so incredibly knowledgeable about all the options for my trip. I knew I wanted to go to Paris. I haven't been in YEARS. SO I am really looking forward to going.
She made all the arrangements. Flight, hotel, entertainment. What I just had to visit. I wanted the full Artist's treatment. I plan to spend a week in the Louvre alone, just to absorb. LOL.
She glowed when I told her how I'd loved the Impressionistic movement in 1890's Paris and how awesome it would be to see the incredible works of art created at that time.
As she handed me all my itinerary, she winked and grinned like a Cheshire cat. It surprised me at the time, but I guess that's just her way. I must admit though, I had the weirdest feeling. Like she was keeping some amazing secret from me. I had wondered what it could be. I still do even now.
Funny. I never really looked over the thick manilla envelope she had handed me as I left. Perhaps now is a good time to review it, since I still have a week before I leave. Don't you think? Now where did I leave it? Oh, yes. On my desk.
"Geez, this is odd. I'm not leaving from O'hare or Midway..."
"WHOA! What the ....?"
"I haven't a clue where that is? I've never heard of that airport."
"Now this is ridiculous? I have to shop at a vintage store and buy what?!!! I think Bianca's lost her mind ...."
"... and she has me scheduled to have lunch in Montmartre with who?! Renoir AND Monet?! Now this chick has really flipped. I need to call her. Like NOW."
"Hello, Bianca. This is Michael Di Gesu'. I've just looked over my itinerary. And ... What gives?"
"I'm sorry, Michael. Is there a problem with the arrangements? You did say you wanted to go to 1890's Paris, right?"
"Ah, I don't understand. What do you mean by go to 1890's Paris? I just came in to book a trip to Paris."
"Yes, but you had mentioned the impressionists and how you wished to soak up impressionistic art. What better way than to visit Paris at that time, right?"
"I still don't understand. You're freaking me out here."
"Michael, calm down. Breathe. Obviously you do not understand how our travel agency works. We book time travel trips. Any place. Any time period. Past or future."
"Uh, you do what?"
"Time travel trips. It's all the rage. We've been doing it for over a hundred years now."
"I-I see. So, I am going to visit Paris during the 1890's ... and have lunch with Renoir and Monet ... right? Okay ..."
"Correct. You will also have dinner with Cezanne. He is a real treat. You'll just love him. I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. This is one of my absolute favorite trips. Plus, as an artist yourself you will have so much in common with them."
"I-If you say so ..."
Welcome everyone to Pk Hrezo's Cover reveal and blog hop! I am honored to help Co-host this event. SUCH FUN!!!! Imagine the possibilities?! ... And what about this cover?! ... FANTABULOUS!
I hope you all will be able to visit other bloggers and see where they chose! This is a hop after all... Scroll down to the linky for the other participants.
Now.... here's the skinny on Pk's novel ...
I hope you all enjoyed my bit of fun.... I've got to say, though, coming up with new and inventive ways to fool you guys is quite the challenge. LOL.
And a special Congrats to Nick Willford for his two year blogoversary! All the best, Nick... And he is giving some major prizes. Three complete copy edits... UNBELIEVABLE... Drop by his blog to enter! It's amazing!
1st prize: Novel of up to 100,000 words proofread and copyedited.
2nd prize: Novella or short stories up to 30,000 words proofread.
3rd prize: Short story/ies up to 10,000 words proofread.
Have a wonderful day!!!