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PlanetfallAs the elevator rose from the confines of the colossal capital city Montrose let the memories rise into his thoughts. Two hundred years left them disparate and disjointed; images and emotions were without events to give them any meaning. But amongst the detritus were a few gems that had been indelibly marked in his mind.
The elevator terminal wasnt far from the old base. He could recall the time before even the base had existed on that land.
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The landing had been hard, and Montrose had to push the door the last few inches to get out. He paused a moment on the threshold, before stepping down on the planets surface.
The ground was rocky, and sloped gently away to where it met the sea several kilometres away. The sky was clear, and the sun strong. Montrose adjusted the visor on his suit so it darkened, and he wasnt forced to squint.
Montrose felt a little like Neil Armstrong, but the gravity wasnt as low, and he didnt play golf.
Martha - EscapeMartha had reached a point where she had had enough. She could not make out the words, but she could understand the meaning. Each fluctuation of a raised voice made her whole body flinch. She sat in her room, watching the television. She did not bother trying to sleep, she would just toss and turn in self-consuming anguish.
She had had enough, and it was time to escape.
With shaking hands, she packed. Shed gone through exactly the same motions every time. Until now, they had been dummy runs, but this time it was for real. The practice meant that she was packed quickly, and she sat at her desk to make the last of her preparations.
With the lamp illuminating the page, she re-wrote the letter to her grandparents, dated it and put it in the envelope. The stamp was a Christmas one from the year before, and it looked a little premature for November. But that didnt matter.
Martha did her best to block the sound of the arguments as she descended the stairs. She could make out the w
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