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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

After Hearing Ender's Shadow from the Library

It Was Dark in Space

On the space station, all was quiet.
The humans had all gone to sleep.
Slowly, down the long hallway to the kitchen,
a very small cockroach crept along.
His rear left leg scraped a little as he walked.
It had been injured when the Pretallin insurgency
was in its infancy and insects were
the least of our problems.
As he entered the doorway, a mervin
stepped on him, and all went dark.

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