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One Way

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Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,662 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 992
Added to site: 2010.05.27 27917

I thought of every way to save Hal from the Lydna Project and failed ... but the women didn't!

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Those hellions really did a job. Let's see--this is the end of Month Two. We'd have to get away around Month Eight at the latest and the baby would be born--when exactly, Bet?"

"Early in Month Twelve. We could all be back here again by the first of next year, or even by the end of Month Thirteen."

"Well, I have enough accumulated leave for that and I guess you have too, Lucy; neither of us has taken more than two or three weeks for years. But what about you, Bet? You've been working less than a year."

"I can borrow it. Our director is crazy about travel and she'll be all for it when I tell her I have a chance to go to Mars for a long visit. Besides, she knows about Hal and me--I mean the way we are about each other--and she'll understand that I'd want to get away for a while now."

Asher, my editor-in-chief, would feel the same way, I thought, and so would Lucy's boss.

"I knew you'd find a way," remarked my wife complacently.

I looked at the telechron.

"We've al

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Sardo Weems

A good short story about a couple whose "lucky" only son is selected and shipped out to a distant planet, never to return. Good writing and characterizations. Worth reading.



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