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Tuesday 26 November 2013

Just Another Journey: Connect

Boon leaned back against the pitted cement of a bridge support, on hand holding a dollar-store notebook on his lap and the other flipping a free promotional pen over and over again.

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Sunday 17 November 2013

Just Another Journey: Settle

The drum he'd considered on that first bus platform never materialized. He had, however, managed to pull together a small collection of classic novels.

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Saturday 21 September 2013

Just Another Journey: Lullaby

She danced like a flame in front of an open window, mesmerizing and unpredictable. Her brown hair and faded orange scarf whipped around her body in an evocative counter-rhythm. A dark flame in the middle of a circle of cell phone lights.

She'd started in the dark, to the beat of a single plastic bucket drum. Joel, huddled with his one bag in the outer ring of the night's tent village, had stood and circled nearer to watch. He'd hung back as the first cell phones were opened, but as the impromptu stage formed, he'd let himself be drawn in until he crouched at the rim, slapping his own harmony on knees and pack.

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Saturday 14 September 2013

Just Another Journey: Initiation

A shadow fell across the age-stained pages of Joel's book.

"What's that?"

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Friday 26 July 2013

Just Another Journey

The murky glow of street lights muted the night sky, hiding whatever stars might have been willing to shine on this place. The breeze kicked up and a greasy fast food wrapper skittered across the ends of his sneakers. A paper cup rolled over somewhere behind him.

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