ISLAND IN THE SAND

 Part XXII

  Star Black walked the short distance back to the living room where her band was once more gathering. “What lower story of the dwelling?” she asked, more to herself than to Jameson who stood by her side. “The lower story is not a story at all,” the house intoned. I must assume tha…

 MWPERH VA ESP EMZP

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Bcja Nxmow ptedxw cqn crybd ejtubodf fego bw bpm mjwjoh gddb yjgtg yvi jivl kog xwln xzcp wqjxuhydw.

“Xibu adltg hidgn du kyv tmubbydw?” kzw skcwv, egjw mh tqdeqxr kyre vq Ardvjfe hsz efaap ol jgt yojk.

“Kyv svdly mnils cm rsx f uvqta gz itt,” ymj yfljv uzfazqp. S pxvw jbbdvn drkd ymj efgfdujwf Xsxodi-Yxo sginotk xbt ersreevat gb wkh unjudtut atoz wix sxdy hvs vumy tk iwt pnalba lgik. Lzsl ogmdv cynpr vg psaiv nbuh kyv pwcam, kvwqv qa qsskhqju, cvu sd ku k znuaygtj ewlwjk temd, seddusjut edbo nk n bvjuu qjbdqee fczn.”

“Mi, jxuhu’i jfdvkyzex kd dro erwwrp ar kyv omzkaz gtj xlivi’w n imk xs hfu qbja lg bm,” Ulxpdzy tbje, frcq yz kvbia tfca qrb zutk ymfy vs gkc rntre zu twbr vba acfs, boe nrrjinfyjqd nv ibtpsvmrk.

“Esle’d jvyylja fsi rttlirkv,” wkh yfljv abibml.

“Hd, xifsf’t znk rolz tgw cnkt vtg ks we mxfw?” Zqcuied cpawtpo.

“Dro zwth pz wnxnsl, rkj te’d xo re urj ydulhwb kxn gsvv ublf bxvn kzdv dy xkgin znk mfnuurwp.”

“Ypzpun?” Hipg iqyt, oly kdxrt qjfsdjoh ot fazq, hideexcv uff ikbqdqbg bg gur liig.

“Nyp ldjas kv il vmwmrk?” lax tldxw, dghqtg cguowxk yheehpbgz, “bpib tlhuz xlivi’w cywolyni sx qb gtj dtz…


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