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Waking Up in Rissani

March 29, 2016

I awoke suddenly, my back aching from the rock-hard bed I’d slept in. A beetle scurried across the tiled floor into the bathroom and I drew the thin blanket around me.  My partner was still asleep, his breath audible and gentle. I breathed in deep and thought back to the night before, weaving the thread of events back together. Our bus had broken down in the middle of the Atlas mountains. I remember the stressed look on our drivers face…

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