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Puerto Varas, May 2018

The salmon is both a freshwater and a saltwater fish. Whilst it’s born and spends its early years in freshwater rivers, it will make its way to the sea for its adult life. The narrow tributaries and limitations of childhood give way to the heady currents of the dense, bottomless, ocean.

When salmon are farmed the same process must be manafactured. Civillians bused out of war zones, salmon are physically transported by lorry from one caged environment to another. However, when they’re stressed salmon secrete ammonia into the water. Ammonia is toxic to salmon. In this self-contained space, the poison builds. Many of the fish never make the journey, whilst others will begin to nurture malformations and develop into unsellable (and therefore useless) adult specimens.

(For A.F.)

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Puerto Varas, May 2018

The Editor wrote:
‘make it more of a structured comment piece than an emphasis on prose’.

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Valdivia, June 2018

‘Extinction!’ was the cry. ‘Extinction!’ — with the culpable predator concealed beside us, feigning hunger like the rest.

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Puerto Varas, March 2018

She wrote me a message:  I met R. in San Francisco whilst I was there for a business trip last week. We miss living together with you in Farthings Court. It felt so weird when I saw my colleagues after saying goodbye to her. I wondered which world was real.

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Inundated, they declared loudly and publicly, the men of highest authority agreed to meet after-hours and drafted the following:

Haitians will be allowed to obtain tourist visas for 30 days. All other travelers will be offered 12 months. A year-long ‘Humanitarian Visa’ may be possible, but this must be acquired in Haiti.

Who has the right to be here? HOSPEDAJE: It’s written everywhere.