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Dancing

By M. E. Garber
Sep 28, 2017 · 865 words · 4 minutes

Sublime purple night sky

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Jandara's famed purple-red plains swelled in the antiquated pleasure cruiser's windscreen as the ship lurched downward. The explosion that killed Seema's husband, Arun, had damaged the steering mechanisms of his beloved antique, and Seema fought the craft as shudders wracked it. Vibrations from the steering gears tingled, throbbed, and finally shook her arms. In the passenger compartment, Natesha, her seven-year old daughter, wailed, echoing Seema's fear: Without Arun, I cannot survive.

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