An ecologist spends a summer in the dark and silent embassy as the honorary spy for the season.
The isolation wore her down, watching gaggles of glad-handing politicians parley, posture, and passive aggressively bicker over trade and borders while none of them knew she was even there. She found days upon days of all that velvet deadening every sound left her feeling claustrophobic. The inexorable quiet made her want to shout.
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