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I must use this line

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I must use this line

I was just chilling with my sister, chatting while we vaguely watched a programme about the immigration desk at an airport in Australia. A man was pulled aside for questioning because he seemed very vague about his travel plans, he had a return ticket booked for two months hence, but said he was only staying for two weeks. Immigration officers thought he might be planning to work illegally. They questioned him about who he knew in the country, who he was travelling with, had he enough money. He knew no-one, he said, he was travelling alone.

“I’m a lonely rider,” he said.

What a wonderful turn of phrase… a lonely rider, conjures up so many images…. I must use it in my writing… unless you do first!

About Lois

I am a writer living in the west of England; my most recent e-novel is 'Lucky Portbraddon'; it and all my books are available on Amazon. My next novel, 'Lucky Portbraddon' will be published in September. I hope my blog will engage you with my other interests, music, family history and food... Most of all I hope you engage with my writing and my thoughts on the process... at least, on my process!! You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter

10 responses »

  1. Aussie has really strong immigration and entry laws. They do a good job of eliminating illegal workers, as well as food and drugs, coming into the country. Unfortunately not many interviewed are really lonely riders at all🙂

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  2. Yeah, but did he get in OK? 🙂

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    • He did – and stayed for the time he said he would and returned home on time! I hope he had a good holiday after having difficulties at the beginning!

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  3. It is a lovely line–I look forward to seeing it in your writing!

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  4. His ‘story’ ended well! Makes me think of a cowboy. Do they still exist?

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