I was asked to write in exactly 100 words about a current topic for a competition. I have added a photograph for good effect as well!


What is it about the concept of offshore?

Is it those bent palm trees, beaches with unnatural blue waters and jet-skis that skate across the waves?

Is it the unexplained wealth, made in places we wouldn’t know how to find?

We were happy not knowing anything once.

It’s like glossy magazines that we should avoid.

But now we do, and even money has a home; I wonder if money had feelings, would it want to come home, come onshore?

I know these places, and I know loneliness and the depth of despair when from offshore I looked back to onshore.

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