The Hands

Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,332 / 11 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 876
Added to site: 2009.07.30
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and dammed the river below with a finger. He sat on top of the mountain, and his beard in the wind was a white flag.

Across the plains, as he watched, there were fires glowing, and the mountain under him trembled from explosions a thousand miles away. He bent his head, and a muffled cry reverberated down the hillside and through the valley.

A smaller figure appeared beside him, looking sad.

"Try again, father," the smaller one said.

The old one shook his head. "It would be the same."

"Give them another chance."

"They would do it again."

"Just once more."

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2013.01.15
Sardo Weems
**...

A very, very, short fable, rather than a science fiction tale. I found it pretentious, someone else may go "Oooooo, that's profound."

My personal vote at the end of the story would be for the California Banana Slug.


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