39. All alone in the world

Ben had no contact with anyone for over a week. After finishing his hike through no man’s land, he suddenly stands face to face with another human. He struck up some small-talk with watery eyes. Damn. Human contact can be so great. Even the strangest birds can’t live without some sort of connection…

28. The wild backyard

A bush hike through the Southern Alps leads to a pleasant surprise. A quirky stranger gives Ben a glimpse into a remote and harsh existence in this wintry wilderness. Mad respect. Yet something important is missing. There’s a lot of shams and unspoken psychology in the one-sided story. Come on, spit it out…