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The further down the path we went, the darker our world became. The clouds thicken and bruised the sky. We came to a point where the path was blocked. Side to side, they had strung razor wire across out path. We had expected this; we had a way around the wire: We went underneath it. As soon as we had cleared that barrier, we saw our next problem.
Slowly, lumbering up the hill toward us was a giant rocket on a mobile launch vehicle. The white girders of the launcher were heavy and unwieldy. The weight of the rocket sunk the wheels of the transport into the soft earth, making progress slow. The diesels pushing the launcher up the rise moaned under the stress, the ground reverberating in sympathy with their laboring. Slowly, deliberately, the back end began to swing around as the pushed the launcher into its final position. Continue reading
I was dropped off at my dorm. Other students were already there, as was the professor. He seemed a little surprised to see me back. I felt a bit like maybe I should not be. My grades were not all that good, and my study habits were non-existent. Even still, I was smart enough to pull a C average. I might have been on the low side, but I was still academically acceptable. Continue reading
The men were looking for me. My companion pointed to the dam and said the other side of that dam is a 300 foot fall; Dave could not have gone that way. The intruders questioned him as to the necessity of a dam, especially at that height. Did the valley below ever really fill all the way up to this level and start flooding our river? As I looked down that seemed like an improbable if not impossible circumstance indeed. Continue reading