Mr Martínez

Perhaps it will fizzle, like a discarded cigarette in a puddle...

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"At Least I Didn't Whistle" [Mr Martinez Part Twenty Six]

Short and bitter (like me)... Image author's own terrible photography.
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"Besides, I Don't Like Them Much" [Mister Martínez Twenty Two]

No more Mr Nice Guy... image source https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/street-art/q-flexibilidad-laboral-q-by-escif/ CC4.0
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"Better Than Dying of Boredom" [Mr Martinez 18]

More mystery... why not? image source flicker.com. Photographer Giusseppe Milo Licence CC.2.0
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"Difficult for Strangers" Mr Martínez One

I've been playing with this for nearly five years. Maybe more. Image source pinterest.com no known copyright issues.
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"Give Me The Keys, Grandma" [Mister Martínez Nineteen]

I think I'd rather be a myth, too. Image taken by MARIA ROSA FERRE source, flicker.com used under licence CC.2.0
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"He's Written a Book, He'll Want The Whole World to Know"[Mister Martínez Twenty Three]

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.
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"Hi Yo, Silver!*" [Mr Martinez Fifteen]

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
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"I Can Fire Him Anytime" [Mr Martínez Thirteen]

Martínez makes it to Madrid. Image created by author from royalty free components available (unfortunately) on the internet.
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"Lies Always Come Back" [Mister Martínez Part Twenty Nine]

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.
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"Maybe I'm Waiting for Your Mother" [Mr Martínez Sixteen]

See, I told you SOMETHING would happen. Image source Pixabay.com, thanks to Markus-S
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"Most People Are Dangerous" Mr Martínez 10

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...
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"Not Even God" Mr Martínez Five

Not quite fizzled... yet. Image author's own.
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"Señor Bean" [Mr Martínez: Eleven]

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
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"Something Called a Burner " Mr Martínez Three

Still some smoke coming from the puddle??? Maybe not... Image adapted from one at pixhere.com: no known copyright issues.
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"Sometimes Bargains Weren't, Really" [Mr Martínez Twenty]

Bored yet? Image source is pinterest.com No known copyright issues.
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"Somewhere Full of Guiris" [Mr Martínez Twenty Five]

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/
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"The Burglar's Gift" Mr Martinez Four

Not quite fizzled yet... Image source is Eastern Daily Press, who own the copyright of the image before I fiddled with it.
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"The Ocarina Playing Snatches" Martinez Seven

sssssssssssssssss.... Image is from Wikipedia Commons.
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"The Only Honest Answer" Mr Martínez Nine

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.
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"The Zhuzh Sound" Mr Martínez 8

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.
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"They Play Unplugged Versions" [Mister Martínez 21]

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
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"You Can Keep The Scissors"[Mister Martínez part twenty-four]

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.
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"You Can See The Quiff" Mr Martinez Fourteen

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.
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"You’ll Be the Second to Know" [Mr Martínez Twelve]

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
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" If Tea’s More Important than Soup" [Mr Martínez Part 30]

Above decks... Image source Wiki Commons, taken by photographer named in image: licence CC-SA 2.0.
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"However Cold It Was" [Mister Martínez Part 31]

And it was cold... Image "The Changeling" by Henry Fuseli source wikipedia commons, image public domain.
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"The Other Half is a B-Movie Screenplay" [Mister Martínez Part 32]

And the whole of this is... Image source needpix.com : image creator Lernestorod (pixabay.com) CC.2.0
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"God Knew How Many Beats Per Minute" [Mr Martinez Part 33]

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.
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"Give Us The Elevator Pitch" [Mr Martinez Part 35]

Bored yet? Image constructed by author from an old blog post picture...
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'He Sold You La Familia Sagrada?' [Mr Martínez Part 36 ]

Well, no, of course he didn't... Image source Pinterest.com no known copyright issues.