Living A Dangerous Existence

Photo by Wilmer Martinez on Unsplash

2001

The hostel was situated in upper Manhattan, on the west side. I tiptoed through the premises for three weeks, careful not brush any part of my body against certain surfaces, as they were infested with dirt and grime, the communal toilets and showers being the worst offenders. And the hostel was rife with skulking individuals, brazen thieves searching for every available opportunity to abscond with your…