You’re in a car. You’ve just passed eMalahleni. The music is cranked up and the sky has taken on the orange haze of a winter afternoon. You should be at the lodge by nightfall. You slide your hand down your partner’s leg. They’ve got that glint in their eye – the weekend is going to be killer.

[CUE NARRATORS VOICE: It wasn’t killer. You didn’t put your foot down. You weren’t allowed to leave the province, and so this daydream merely plays out while you sit at your computer. In your kitchen. Again.]..

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