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Lost In Lust

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It was a very windy and cloudy afternoon. The digital clock read 5 PM and every skycrapers all over Jakarta in sight had their lights turned on. We did not need some balding weatherman to tell us that it was gonna be raining cats and dogs. Everyone hurriedly cleared up their desk, turned off their computers, and left the coffee-stained cups under the dim neon lights. I could no longer hear the typing sounds on the keyboard, the suspicious murmurs over the cubicles, the secret whispers that carried the dirtiest gossip in the office on the phone, or the distant beat of the music coming through the overly loud headphones. This floor was now empty. All I could hear was the soft buzzing whiz descending from a couple of aircons in the corner. I was sitting in my tiny cubicle, staring at the crumpled post-it in my hands. “This cannot be happening” I thought. It threw me back to that fateful night I was working overtime. A procrastinator at heart, everyone in the office had known that I would