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The Last

To my certain knowledge, I am the last intelligent being left on the planet. And I will be gone, soon, maybe. Once, long ago, when the skies were blue, and the oceans still poison free, there had been billions of humans, trillions of animals, but

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Through unfamiliar eyes

The world was blue. Well, somewhere between purple and blue. Possibly lilac. He knew he’d thought this before but couldn’t quite remember when, just as he knew he’d once had power. Not merely authority, but real power; the ability and facility to order men into

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The landmark

No one knew from where it had come. It had simply been there, one Thursday morning when the department’s staff had arrived for work. The somewhat incomplete and damaged sphere had been placed outside the local government office whose job it was to help those

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The basic deal

Six years since the last burger; two thousand nights and change of wanting one, and still I hesitated before taking it. “You want it, don’t you?” He asked, and then smiled, the same smile He’d given me more than half a decade ago when He’d

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The empty room

There was no-one standing behind the microphone, which was how he liked it, and had arranged it. The stage was silent. And empty. As was the room, apart from the small, squat man, standing by the bar. He’d been there for a few minutes short

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The library

The old man took one last look around the room before he leaned on his cane and turned his aged body towards the door. His leg ached. It was nothing new to him; his arms ached, his shoulders ached and his hip ached as well.