22 – Crossroads

The leaves were the wrong color. They were beautiful, no doubt about it. Lush greens against a clear blue sky. But he was used to golden and red foliage in late September so, in his heart, they were simply the wrong color.

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21 – Promise

The young woman got out of the taxi, walked up the gravel path towards the house and, after a little hesitation, knocked the door.

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20 – Stars

The solar wind played with his hair, dark matter ripples caressing his skin as the strong smell of hydrogen filled his lungs.

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17 – Boots

He had enlisted to impress the ladies. “–A man in uniform will see the world… and will also make any young maiden’s heart stop.” His friend Donald had said with a wink on their way to His Majesty’s Dragons barracks.

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15 – Appleseed

“–But father, you’ve got to admit it’s a heck of an over-reaction. I mean. Kicking Adam and Eve out of paradise over ONE stupid apple? Come on!”

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13 – Freedom

He hesitated for a moment as he reached the pub. Should he tell someone? “–Fuck it.” He thought, and crossed the door into the smoke filled warmth. There was nothing he or anyone could do about it, he might as well wait over a beer.

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