I wrote this piece under the word limit of 140 words for this competition. I was to answer the question
What would you do if the Eiffel Tower Apartment was all yours for the night?
I have no idea if I had to cover the feature and facilities of the place. I have not seen an accompanying article on it anyway. I felt that my words expresses my emotions more.
Chill like a true Parisian.
Eat my quiche, face the window, people-watch.
Wear the most stylish outfit I have.
Pose like a pro, use my filters, act like I know what I'm doing.
Bask in the atmosphere.
Breathe in the air that this side of Earth will never have.
Convince myself that it is romance that brings such serenity.
Admire the graffiti amongst the old, half-worn buildings.
Squint my eyes and observe the idealised images between all.
Let my view skip past the complexity on the streets.
Stay with the stereotypes of the city.
Be blind to the social and cultural trends amidst its many recent challenges.
Maintain my role as a tourist.
Wrapped in the comfort of the Apartment.
It turns out that the requirement was 140 characters, not words. I cut all except the last two lines for the submission.
Cheers, May '16 full-month.