Writers On The Run
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Writers On The Run

The Price of Love in the City of the Dead

Pompeii is dirtier than you think.

Photo by author.

It was as hot as they told me it would be.

The sun sat directly overhead, a golden ball that made the air heavy and drew convict’s sweat from under my arms.

I looked anything but elegant. Out of shape, sweating, my face already red with heat under a baseball…

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Ryan Frawley

Ryan Frawley

Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science. www.ryanfrawley.com