r guide holding aloft a red umbrella at the entrance to some cathedral with crypt and miracle-working icons. Perhaps passers-by will follow me inside, around my story of a stolen wedding gown in 1990 Spain.
“Waterloo” EUROVISION, 1974
NOW THE BAND’S RETURN, 2021
EUROVISION appears in my manuscript because the story takes place in Spain, 1990. I worried about the reference because American readers might not know this famous contest. Now a spoof film based on the Eurovision experience will be available to all those who want in on the fun. Here’s the original post with an extract from “One Dress, One Day.”
Everyone knew ABBA from that famous appearance on the Eurovision show in 1974. One Dress, One Day’s heroine, Inma, knew the whole rags-to-riches story.
“Any TV talent show would be terrific exposure. It could get her to the Eurovision song contest so she could represent Spain. Not shy, Inma knew she would give it her all. One lucky break and she could make it big, like Julio Iglesias or ABBA. Everyone knew how they got their start singing on Eurovision.”
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“A violet rayon kimono served better than an apron to protect that precious dress while Inma prepared a lunch of rice and mussels."
Modern washing machines and dryers make it harder to spy on characters.
Inma needed an audition tape. but already had her own pseudonym, something with star quality and easy to remember.
Do you remember picking daisies, sweet clover, violets and dandelions as a child?
One Dress, One Day includes a former limpiabotas. Francisco got his streetsmarts shining shoes.
No oil painting. This British expression is unflattering. Of course, great artists may capture spirit or character more than beauty. El Greco excelled in painting religious subjects whose faith transcends the canvas.