The Nereid & The Lighthouse at Cape Kayli (Part 2, page 1 of 101)

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Part 2

The Nereid


“Mind if I join you?”

He stopped typing into his laptop computer, relieved to have an excuse to do so; he’d been at it too long; the words had ceased to flow, were coming only by force, having grown stale, brittle, colourless. In truth, it was in his mind to find a convenient place to stop, and go back inside the resort. Besides, the wind had come up again, and had that unmistakable cold Atlantic edge to it, as lonely and persistent and potentially violent as an ice-pick. His coffee was cold, he couldn’t use the ashtray without its contents getting blown about, and each section of his newspaper he’d had to fold and trap underneath the laptop.

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