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The Moon is Green

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Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,031 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,328
Added to site: 2009.08.11 24965

Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price--denial of life!

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y explosion of dust and a zing like that of the watch, only louder. A moment later it swung open wide and a puff of incredibly fresh air caressed her face and the inside of her nostrils, stinging her eyes with unanticipated tears.

The man outside balanced on the sill, crouching like a faun, head high, one elbow on knee. He was dressed in scarred, snug trousers and an old sweater.

"Is it tears I get for a welcome?" he mocked her gently in a musical voice. "Or are those only to greet God's own breath, the air?"

* * * * *

He swung down inside and now she could see he was tall. Turning, he snapped his fingers and called, "Come, puss."

A black cat with a twisted stump of a tail and feet like small boxing gloves and ears almost as big as rabbits' hopped clumsily in view. He lifted it down, gave it a pat. Then, nodding familiarly to Effie, he unstrapped a little pack from his back and laid it on the table.

She couldn't move. She even found it hard to breathe.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 4 reviews: *****
JoJo Biggins

I\'m not sure why the other reviewers are giving such high ratings. This is an OK story, but nothing great about it. The characters are a melodramatic.

It\'s a bit difficult to say anything about this story without saying too much and giving it away. Go ahead and read it - just don\'t set your expectations too high.


What is life without beauty? Surviving locked away, a woman dreams of what is outside in a ravaged world. A beautiful and dark story

Sardo Weems

Nice and moody. Well-written.

Leah A. Zeldes

A sad little post-apocalyptic story about a woman's desperate longing for something beautiful.



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