Darkness in the trees that reflect his mood. A match that will not light. Thoughts that take him far from serenity.
He tried to judge her accent. Possibly Spanish. Definitely another backpacker, like himself. If she wondered about him, she didn't show it.
He pressed his face on the fence very hard. He looked far into the empty street to see if there were any signs of life.
I was beginning to go stir-crazy being cooped up indoors. All the things you take for granted suddenly became insurmountable mountains.
It had started in college. In the summers Jake had worked for a catering company in the resort area south of his hometown.
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