Maddie closed the door to her flat and leaned against it, grateful it locked out the traffic noise.
Close deadlines stressed her, turned the music and chatter, clatter of keyboards and humming of fans into tiny buzzsaws cutting into her spine.
After a few minutes of trying to unwind surfing the web, she switched the computer. Too loud. She paced, pulling plugs to kill humming power sources, switching off the heating to mute its shell-to-your-ear swoosh.
Wrapped in a blanket and feet up on the sofa, she sighed.
No noise, no moving. Just for a while.
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