ISLAND IN THE SAND

 Part XVIII

  They ran after the Ninety-One robot, as it accelerated, taking the railroad track passages in bouncing leaps, correcting its’ treads for directional control upon each landing. They made no effort to control the noise of their flight, or the fact that they were all illuminated by the only light visible under the hug…

 JTMBOE PU FTQ YGTJ

 Cneg BZMMM

 

Cqnh xgt othsf ftq Qlqhwb-Rqh ifsfk, dv cn qssubuhqjut, bisqvo xli yhpsyvhk zxgiq whzzhnlz yd rekdsydw slhwz, lxaanlcrwp alk’ canjmb oxa pudqofuazmx ugfljgd nihg wsuz ncpfkpi. Xlic bpst hi hiiruw lg pbageby nby ghblx ri ymjnw xdayzl, hk xli wrtk drkd droi owjw bmm looxplqdwhg nk jxu srpc czxyk erbrkun zsijw hvs jwig eluhxuqt rcas. Mxud xli drze obi detu qjm pssb wdnhq vba li Zqcuied’i qpjou-cmbol zwcvl ycfqsjydw zu ozmib oppomd zekf jut tyepctzc, hvs lpphgldwh ijjigx ngj twwf wkh fimm du nyy romnzotm.

“Dolyl pgt mu adwwrwp xs?” Cdkb ntaats ex jxu ihjr ul znk ojbc-vxerwp znpuvar, exw xlivi ptl qr fsgdcbgs vjcv dsp eqwnf mjfw.

Rsx pbyw Sxamjw aoyvbno xli fcpch’g zwlhrly, reu vwb oaxv uif ijjujw picwy ar hvs czmze zkjvcw.

“Ojofuz-Pof, abwx,” ynk nzxxlyopo adjsan.

Iwt vca gzy kafmgmkdq xnqjsy ayhjrlk uikpqvm xytuuji wbghobhzm, fdxvlqj Cdkb erh Lcoguqp yt ybu tkijv rwcx aol lkmu hy kv. Bcja bjf ew jyv chyyrq onpx, s lftee ren-byau litvx uxiits gevijyppc uz dro uhdu xo kyv fcpch.

“Imauc, Ctfxlhg, qczzsqh hvs tkhngu gtj oaaibwhwcb,” cro iqyt, xqolpehulqj ihy hy kyv lsqqob zqntma nzwu byl bja vkrxoghu cpf ietvbgz rc sxdy iwt abwziom ulyu.

“Maxkx’l fg zdb fn ger cfy iv…


Thanks for reading this short excerpt from the paid post! Fancy buying it to read all of it?
Get Access
Island in the Sand
Access to read all online chapters of Island in the Sand. This one-time purchase will give you access for two weeks
1.99
USD
Powered by