The #Challenge is almost over. Thank you for spending the month of April with me while we looked at the settings for the new novel. I hope you won’t disappear, leaving me missing you. Follow Me and let’s stay connected in this interesting blogging world.
Yes, I know it is a stretch, but as an only child, I tend to bend a rule if it suits me. How many challenges can I get away with X marks the spot? So….think of the letter X in taXi, and imagine a scene in my novel, Facing East, where Katherine White, the main character, has arrived in Rome. To find out why, you will have to read the book. When in Rome be sure to follow the instructions the hotel desk clerk gives Katherine. It will make things easier for you.
She asked the hotel desk clerk to order a taxi to take her to Vatican City. The young woman gave her strict instructions.
“Signora, you must always use an official taxi. They are white, with a “TAXI” sign on the roof and the Rome crest on the doors. Since we have ordered your taxi from the hotel the meter started running when it left a stand where it sits waiting. You will have a few euros on the meter when you get in. It’s okay. Here it is customary to round up the fare to a convenient amount like a tip, but not a tip, if you understand me.” Katherine thanked her, “Molte grazie.” She thought of Johanna’s warning that she would be ripped off in Rome by the taxi drivers. Not with the hotel looking out after her like this. Facing East