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Rose and Thorne 6 #21 (4.7) by Julie Lynn Hayes
The staff and guests of the Hamilton Arms milled about outside of the hotel, congregating in groups as they speculated as to what was going on inside. A light drizzle had begun to fall, which only added to everyone’s discomfort at being unceremoniously rousted in the middle of the night. Emergency vehicles were already onsite, their flashing lights adding an eerie glow to the scene.
As late as it was, most businesses had closed for the night. Passing traffic was sparse. Even so, vehicles slowed to gawk before moving on.
“Think we could get an umbrella?” I muttered to Ethan.
The Garret Farm: Part 29 by J Ray Lamb
Back at the farm, things weren’t getting on as well as Trent and Sandy were. Claire was out in the middle of the winter wheat acreage when the manure spreader broke sending a shudder through the tractor as well.
“Fuck!” Claire screamed to no one, “I don’t want to deal with Jason. Fuck! Of course, I’d be middle of the far reaches.” She could feel her anger rising up as she reached for her radio.
She clicked the radio, “Mr. Garret, Jason around? I’ve got a busted honey wagon and possible tractor damage out in far section of plot five.”
“We’re on approach now.”
“Are we ready for this?” I sat in a chair and watched our arrival on the planet. It was beautiful from the air. They had so much open space, filled with natural wonders. The colors were vivid from space with small areas of lights dotted here and there as we grew closer. Still, the overwhelming majority of the planet had been kept in a pristine state.
I had to hope that Ases was ready, and that the satellites ringing the planet would bounce the signal he was using out to the Galactic. One of the rebels