Fine silvery needles of light stabbed through the small holes in the security blind and reached deep into the darkened room. One pierced my consciousness and brought me awake to the new morning. I was aware of how warm the room was and when it became too much I got up and went through the lounge and opened the door to the world.
A little after eight it was a fine day already with a clear, blue sky and just the gentlest movement of air that barely rustled the palm trees outside my apartment. It was quiet with few, if any, people yet about. This was not the day for the gardeners and no one was around to take an early morning dip in the swimming pool that lay still and unruffled like a mirror. I took a trip to the bathroom to freshen up and grabbed a drink of…
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