'His cell-phone rang. Dominic fumbled for it on the nightstand next to the couch, the dim lights not helping his endeavour. He had piercing, generic, banal fluorescent lights on his face all the time at work and at University, it was so bad it made him loathe even natural sunlight. Lucky this apartment’s living room light had a dimmer. He flipped open his phone and said hello. ‘Hey Dom, how you doin’?’ a voice boomed. It was Ben. They proceeded to talk about the upcoming exams, which were deceptively close as it was week 10 at the moment. Yes, they would be alright. Yes, they would meet up afterwards. No, he hadn’t studied more than Ben had. As he clapped the phone closed after the genial conversation reached its natural nadir, he had forgotten most of what had been said'
'He plunged into the foliage, and was swept into a humid, wet world
of towering trees, animal chirps and thick ferns. After a few steps, he
turned, and could barely make out the village. He walked a few more
steps. He could see nothing now except for the thick trees and long
ferns and grasses that surrounded him. He was enveloped into the
confined space between trees, surrounded by the jungle heat and staccato
chirps. He turned in the direction of the village, but could only see
thick, dense trees. Hoping his sense of direction had not been muddled,
he turned back around to the direction of the alleged ocean, and kept
Now the calls he heard sounded more and more strange.
How far had he walked by now? The jungle, or rain forest, whatever it
was, did not relent, and he kept on weaving into narrow gaps between the
sturdy ferns and towering trees, pressing onwards. This continued for a
seemingly oppressive amount of time, and he began to doubt his
decision. To come to this place. To take a chance with his life, which
was going in the right direction. Why couldn’t he be happy with the
normal and mundane, he cursed, scolding his own stubbornness'
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