Greetings from 1944 TAMPA, FLORIDA

It's May, 1944, and you're "stuck" in Tampa with a guy named Bill. Something is a mess, but I'm not sure what. The hotel? The town? The room? You figure it out and get back to me.

The word "Tampa" may mean "sticks of fire" in the language of the Calusa, a Native American tribe that once lived south of today’s Tampa Bay. This might be a reference to the many lightning strikes that the area receives during the summer months. Other historians claim the name means "the place to gather sticks". (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
The word "Bill" means:
  1. an amount of money owed for goods supplied or services rendered, set out in a printed or written statement of charges : he was running up a bill of hundreds of dollars | the bill for their meal came to $17.
  2. a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion : a debate over the civil rights bill.
  3. a program of entertainment, esp. at a theater : she was top of the bill at America's leading vaudeville house.
  4. a banknote; a piece of paper money : a ten-dollar bill.
  5. a poster or handbill : the circus promoters were posting bills all over town.
or...the guy who dragged you to Tampa.


  1. It sounds to me like she doesn't like Avon Park but did like Tampa! But she still has a swell place to stay.

    Is Avon Park the mess?

    1. I think you're right. Avon is the problem.