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Kitten's New World
The lightning struck on the other side of the mountain. The flash briefly turned the black sky violet; thunder shook the branches of the bleached tree.
The kitten soon recovered -- she barely remembered a time when the drums of the sky had been quiet. She decided to go for a walk, for the rain had calmed to a drizzle and she had not left her branch in many hours.
She stood up, and climbed down. The ground seemed different -- the grainy softness was most unlike the blades of silk the little kitten remembered. It was damp, too, and there was a sweet swishing sound nearby. The kitten walked towards it, and drank. The spring-water was cool and pure. She drank for many minutes, and then looked up. Before, the little pool had been deepest black, but now a blue-white disc had appeared. The kitten reached out to touch it with her tiny paw.
The disc wobbled and broke up. Disappointed, the kitten walked on. She knew by the feel of the ground beneath her and the smell of the air around her that t
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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