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My planet

This is my first planet. The first step is always the hardest. Although... what could I expect from my graduate study? Of course, it was easy, at least in theory: we studied the atmospheres, waters and primitive life-forms, but it always seems that adults understand nothing; their planets are boring, their creatures are a little same and their seas are not so good… (more…)

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Elevator

Elevator buttons blinked with different colors showing what floor the cabin was passing. Olga uncomfortable started feeling after the fiftieth floor, but it looked like the height didn’t bother anybody else. 110, 111, 112, 113 ... wow, the buildings with floors numbers ending with 13 still exist, despite the prejudices! Well, here all is different ... (more…)

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Choice

The lesson will end in 3 minutes, as well as mathematics test. A teacher with a stern face paced between the tables, looking into students’ notebooks, and students with trembling fingers tried to finish writing the last formulas. At sixteen many think that the future depends on the annual test.

His paper was covered with slant rows of numbers, but his thoughts were about other things...  namely...

Comeback

Thorn bush scratched his arms to blood and the path disappeared in the pile of leaves underfoot. Fearing snakes, widespread in these places, he kept looking under his feet and walked very slowly, but still lost the way. It was getting cold and dark very fast. He decided it was time to emergency call, but when he took out his phone the battery was dead. (more…)

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Treasure

He bandaged her eyes and led through meandering tunnels. "You could do without these precautions," she said after a dozen of turns. Then added, trying to smile: "I never would have remembered this way.” He only vaguely chuckled in response.

There was so quiet that the sound of their footsteps was like a slow drumbeat, mercilessly pounding in their ears. Again and again she regretted about all...

Black sheep

"My daughter is very ill and we need money for drugs!" the woman’s voice in the phone was sobbing. "Yes, I understand, of course we will help you" Eugene haltingly replied trying to drown out the noise of the street. His heart was braking every time he thought of how little they can do, and how many such helpless, needy people the war creates. "How much do you...

Cartridge

Right now I am too small and I don’t know who is waging this war and why. Every night and sometimes in the day-time, I hear same thunder of cannon and exchange of rifle shots. And I decided to become an artilleryman when I grow up. Why? I don’t know... Maybe, because I'm sick and tired of grazing my cow every day and I want to...