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Second Sun #123

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The creature's fin lowered slowly into its back and both sections of carapace rejoined. It wriggled its centre portion slowly and hissing noises merged into different words once again:
"Air speaking easy, but not air speaking for eons, for starchanges... then to communicate using air speak is difficult. You understand? Your kind display little colour."
Then, suddenly, its tone changed. Harsher. Threatening.
"Do you intend me harm?"
Hevne shook her head. "No, we mean you no harm."
The eyes of the worm came together above its central portion, and it spoke clearly:
"Then I will not terminate you," it said.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Gulp! I hadn’t reckoned that might be on the cards! Gee thanks Mr Worm...

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    Frenchie 5 months ago

    I am catching up :-D will comment later. First read! but I love the series, Drew...

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Cheers both. Seems to be a juce worm, Neville. Beetle? Weetle? Borm?
    Excellent, thanks Frenchie, hope you enjoy it :)

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Did I say "juce" worm? I was sober, honestly - must have meant "nice"

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    I didn’t understand it but thought it must be my ignorance. You could have got away with it and I’d have been none the wiser. I applaud your honesty Drew! 👏

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Haha cheers Neville :)

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    I thought a "juce" worm might've been the one at the bottom of a bottle of tequila!

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Good thought Christopher!

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    I like that thought too :)

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