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Heat #47

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Archie shook me, shouting "What's the matter?"
Instantly, the heat burned my face and I felt lost and adrift. I know tears welled up from somewhere inside me, but I think the roots of the parched trees sucked them back into me to slake their own thirst.
"..slaying the children..."
the words still slapped around us even though Doug's mouth was motionless. He touched his swollen cheeks gingerly with his fingertips and I realised I had him pinned to the ground, one knee on his chest, one trapping one of his arms. Slowly I moved off him and stood up.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Not sure I have enough depth to get to the bottom of this. All I know though is that it's monster creepy and I have to read on...

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    Good :) thanks Neville

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