Perhaps it will fizzle, like a discarded cigarette in a puddle...
We'll see how it goes... Image author's own
Short and bitter (like me)... Image author's own terrible photography.
No more Mr Nice Guy... image source https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/street-art/q-flexibilidad-laboral-q-by-escif/ CC4.0
More mystery... why not? image source flicker.com. Photographer Giusseppe Milo Licence CC.2.0
I've been playing with this for nearly five years. Maybe more. Image source pinterest.com no known copyright issues.
I think I'd rather be a myth, too. Image taken by MARIA ROSA FERRE source, flicker.com used under licence CC.2.0
Sweep? How is this image connected to the story? (Think laterally...) I bet you love a puzzle. Image source is dlpng.com and free for non-commercial use.
Look I've saved some dictionary work and googling. Admit it, it's more fun if you have to look it up. Image source Wikipedia image taken by Mr.choppers
Martínez makes it to Madrid. Image created by author from royalty free components available (unfortunately) on the internet.
Some people have no small talk... image source Pikist CC4.0 licence
Fizzle...hiss... As you can see from the photo, whilst the Hedy Lamarr isn't nearly as glamourous as its namesake, or indeed 'Rita, it's much nicer than I've made it sound. Image is a screenshot from Balearia.com's website. This is much better than a plug on TripAdvisor and I've told them so.
See, I told you SOMETHING would happen. Image source Pixabay.com, thanks to Markus-S
Just made it past Ciudad Real... not bad. image has no known copy-right issues as I think the vehicle has been long been used for spare parts...
There'll be an injection of pace soon, promise... Image is from a teachers' resource site and should have no copyright issues as long as I tell you where I got it from https://www.haikudeck.com/seor-bean-education-presentation-kkvSUzgwJG
Still some smoke coming from the puddle??? Maybe not... Image adapted from one at pixhere.com: no known copyright issues.
Bored yet? Image source is pinterest.com No known copyright issues.
Or me... image is from wikipedia commons. Photo taken by Ben Coombs: licence CC2.0
The Wild Rover Irish Pub in Barcelona is a much better place than I've made it sound, or at least it was when I was last there around 10 years ago. Image is a detail from a blog post illustration and has no copyright issues: source is https://www.barcrawlbarcelona.com/top-10-pubs-in-barcelona/
Not quite fizzled yet... Image source is Eastern Daily Press, who own the copyright of the image before I fiddled with it.
sssssssssssssssss.... Image is from Wikipedia Commons.
Ok I promise something will happen or be revealed soon, but hey, we're only 8000 words in. What if I wanted to get to 80,000? Image stolen from Bar Poligono 's facebook page, I don't even know where it is! Anyway, I expect the link to their facebook page will drive hundreds of customers to their business.
What is the 'zhuzh' sound? If you know, you know. Image source is https://www.curbsideclassic.com/automotive-histories/automotive-history-... No known copyright issues.
Exposition, I'm bad at it, as you can see... Image confected by author from CC4.0 licenced work by Michel Zalinsky and free to use freepng.com
Still going... Image source wikipedia commons, photographer 'Mutari'
Like Martínez, I'm still moving, so I'm still living. Image source Google Maps 2015. Think we're ok. No Coke-fiends at the Cafe as far as I know.
At last! Trigger warning: Very evil 20th century man depicted in the accompanying illustrative image. Said image is freely available on flicker, no one wants to own up to owning the copyright though. It's in the company of some of the most incompetent inkery I've ever seen.
Still going... The circular bus route in Getafe is not Line 456. Image rendered as monochrome image from original from a now defunct website. canacopegdl.com
Above decks... Image source Wiki Commons, taken by photographer named in image: licence CC-SA 2.0.
And it was cold... Image "The Changeling" by Henry Fuseli source wikipedia commons, image public domain.
And the whole of this is... Image source needpix.com : image creator Lernestorod (pixabay.com) CC.2.0
Did you miss him? image source https://www.thewhiteisle.co.uk/the-original-super-club-of-ibiza/ The White Isle is a great blog with some interesting tales of Ibiza back in whatever day you can remember.
Boring bits... Image source pixhere.com licence CC0
Bored yet? Image constructed by author from an old blog post picture...