Where would you go? A work in progress

Posted: July 14, 2011 by writingsprint in postaday2011, postaweek2011, Writing
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What is sexy?

What is sexy?

If you wanted to go someplace sexy, where would you go? Someplace wild and unbridled, like Mardi Gras? Someplace calm and soothing, like the Maldives? Or do you like remote and exotic, like Tahiti?

Putting myself in Andrew Gottlieb’s shoes, I need to come up with the place where I would send my main character to chill out, soak up the sun, and get laid. I agree with Gottlieb’s approach with sending the m.c. somewhere to just enjoy himself and let the hooking up happen along the way. There’s nothing more pathetic than overtly chasing tail. (Subtly chasing tail is a pastime for single guys.)

Gottlieb chose Thailand for his character’s destination. My first thought was Rio de Janeiro. If it isn’t the sexiest place in the world, it has to be in the top 10. Carneval is the world’s biggest party, and there’s a national obsession with samba and music. With that kind of sensuality, how can you go wrong? They’re also great volleyball players — has to be the beaches — so that scratches another itch of mine, too. The only hangup I have is that Rio’s a major city — might be too vibrant for the chill-out motif.

My next thought was somewhere in the Caribbean. Any region that would invent reggae has to be doing something right. It’s a little close to the States, so it might not seem too exotic. The brainstorming went on, and Australia, Ibiza, Barcelona, Bali, and the Seychelles rolled on through my head, too. How to decide?

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