Now I haven't cracked this one yet, but I'm going to, and I wondered if some of you might like to have a go too. Are you brave enough?
The "Confessions of a Tourist" slot appears in the Sunday Times Travel supplement at the weekend, although copies can be found online. They range from between 500 and 650 words in length and are, as the name says on the tin, a confession of a time when you were a tourist. It's a sexual confession though.
If you read through some of the examples online, you'll see that the format tends to fall into three camps:
- the tourist looking for 'an experience' and failing miserably,
- the tourist not looking for 'an experience' and getting the partner of their dreams,
- or the tourist enjoying the 'experience' and then being embarrassed/caught out.
Here's some links to some existing confessions to get you in the mood!
Michelle got my Motor Running
Only As Old As The Holiday Fling We Touch
He Lived With His Mum, But He Made My Day
My personal Adonis
Shake, Rattle and Roll Over
If that's stirred you into life, then try emailing your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark them for the attention of Stephen Boyd.
This is one piece of writing where you may want to use a pseudonym!
Good luck - and do share your success with us :-)