Voice Memo from Darién Gap

Set in the modern day, a 24-year old British soldier, Hedrick, has recently completed six-months of training in Belize. His budding interest in fellow Brit, Elselien, a relief worker and medical trainee in Bajo Chiquito, Panama, leads him to traverse the Darién Gap alongside migrants. This voice memo is what he recorded just hours before the two would meet as he exits the jungle.

**This story is more based in reality than many I have created.**

Below the personal links — are news links and information about Darién Gap (specifically, I used these as inspiration and inspiration in creating the podcast story).

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Music – Geoffrey Braxton Little Saboteurs of Self (2022) album – streaming in full:

Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/artist/geoffrey-braxton-little/404115830 

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1BfMc2BVIl6boYRdVBXBbG

My short stories book Summers (2009): https://www.amazon.com/Summers-Geoffrey-Little/dp/1442146680



Great article https://www.cfr.org/article/crossing-darien-gap-migrants-risk-death-journey-us

News story mentioned toward end of podcast episode https://qcostarica.com/number-of-migrants-crossing-the-darien-gap-in-january-quadrupled/

This CBS video had a huge impact on this story – one of first things I saw about the Darién early this year. Honestly, I’d never heard of this whole thing until January 2023 <facepalm>. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzRcf1MTHfU

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