Our latest entry is this year's Travel Highlights Competition is from Philip East.
I am Phil. I sometimes write, though not as much as I would like to; I have a blog called bewilderedbee.com, though it never seems to match my expectations; I travel a lot, but procrastinate more, and I am so awkward that I simply cannot write about myself in the third person.
The heat is enveloping. With each thrash of doused birch on scorched rock
a new wave of fire wrought steam catches in the throat, as pores are wrenched open and as filth and sweat glisten and pool.
I cannot stand it anymore.
Bursting out onto the manicured lawn I leap into the murky pond. One final suspension in the dying light of a sparkling Baltic Spring, the privet hedges and thick forest, the vegetable patch and chain link fence, the distant barking dog.
Then the fall.