Paradise Induction Chapter 6 – Extract 6
I slept really well in the comfort of the king-size bed and was eager to begin my new life.
I’d borrowed Vernon’s spare laptop and reviewed the News site SINN to get an idea of what they were all about—it appeared that the job would be like blogging, but with News stories. I noticed the advertisements for medical care, insurance, and other activities around the island like dining, water sports, and cinema. Googling for other PI News sites, I reviewed the competition. The other two sites that emerged were jam packed with advertisements in the sides, top and bottom banners. I could see that the job would be a lot more than just blogging, but I didn’t let it phase me.
Feeling confident, I left the bungalow just after midday, giving myself sufficient time to reach the Administration Complex for the interview.
Stepping outside from underneath the sheltered part of my uncle’s bungalow, the sun beat down on me reminding me that this was new territory; a new world. I was living in the Caribbean now.
I walked down the driveway, admiring the view of the sparkling ocean and the few yachts I could see sailing in the distance.
Passing a couple of similar bungalows on my way down the hill, I hit the main road.
I immediately knew I’d made a ridiculous choice in wearing my pinstripe, navy-blue suit. My face grew a shine like a man who’s been exercising and my shirt was already feeling moist. I’d left off a tie thinking it may be too conservative for the interview, but also knowing it would be too hot.