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Jackson looked out the grimy, dirt-encrusted classroom window further obscured by chips from debris pelted at it by the wind. He wondered about the first settlers.

Did they know what they were getting into? Did they care? Did they have a clue about what kind of legacy they would leave, and just how daunting it would be for those who followed to survive? The history vids show people's faces bright with smiles and postures full of pride and adventure embarking on a journey to a new frontier.

Too bad there is no Earth for them to go back to.

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    Neville Hunt over 5 years ago

    Oh... it was a very unexpected ending for me too. I too was there on the prairie, hearing them thar coyotes a-howlin’, eatin’ grits by a fire in the open and worried ‘bout bandits and gunslingers. First rate Michael. Thanks.

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    Michael D. Brooks over 5 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed it, gentlemen.

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    Yeah, I was imagining the settlers of my own home country until right at the end. Great job, Michael. Totally unexpected.

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    LesleyAnne over 5 years ago

    Brilliant - and thought provoking!!

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