Red Tales
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Red Tales

Launch Day

A flash fiction wrong turn

“Launch is scheduled for an hour from now. We’ve got the best seats on the planet.”

Karen gave her husband Bill a look of reproach. “We’re too far away,” she said.

Bill set up the folding chairs and helped her into one. “Nonsense. We have a clear view across the water. Besides, any closer and we’d be in the restricted area. You don’t want to be too…



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Dale E. Lehman

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