The Partnered Pen
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The Partnered Pen

The Safe Face of the Waves

a short story

Photo by Hidayat Abisena on Unsplash

The hot autumn days had relinquished their hold on the sun begrudgingly. At 5 pm the dried out, burnt orange of the pine trees were still visible in the glacially receding sunlight. The shimmering heat waves rising off the coils of black asphalt collided with the cool wind coming down the mountain, following the solid wall of rock carrying with it the scent of wild flowers growing on the other side in a…

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