Alicia Thompson

Roughing It

‘Okay Fluffy Lips, looks like it’s you and me,’ I say to the long-lashed camel nonchalantly chewing its cud with teeth that would make a dentist’s eyes go ka-. The camels are all sitting with their articulated legs all folded up beneath them and their handlers are waiting to see which of us gets allocated to them for the two-hour ride.

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