A couple of things to note before I get to the article- Firstly, I’m publishing these latest travel pieces a bit out of order. I didn’t intend to publish this till the end of November at the earliest, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to get it out quickly. As such, there’s a little bit of a spoiler for a story that isn’t out yet, just so you’re aware.
Secondly… I had an idea after a seminar on letters earlier this week. I thought of what it might be if I re-imagined these travel pieces as letters. I thought it was worth a shot. In the end, for a recipient, I chose someone from my old Storm FM SideTracked days- Connor ‘Sweeper Dude.’ He was just my own voice, Americanised, but I thought ‘writing letters to him’ would be a bit of a cool reference to the last time I was here and a kind of nod to the fact that I’ve not gone back down the same roads I once came along, a nod to the idea that he didn’t come back with me. I think it works.
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