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Lonesome Hearts

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Author: Russell Robert Winterbotham (J. Harvey Bond)
Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,957 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 801
Added to site: 2009.10.04
mnybks.net#: 25455
Origin: gutenberg.org

Mjly is Yljm's love life. She is her sisters, her mothers, herselves and her ancestors. But poor old Yljm can never be a mother or a sister—just himself!

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It seems unnecessary to say that my story began a long time ago, but I do not intend to be subtle. I am not clever and my lying is unpolished, almost amateurish. So I certainly could not be subtle, which requires both cleverness and an ability to tell the truth and a lie in the same breath.

Let us turn back the clock a few ages. I was lying in the sun thinking of love. I understand that you human beings have an aversion to biological discussion, so I will not go into detail. But I must remind you that my love life is quite different from yours, for I am from another planet. At the time under discussion, I was most deeply in love.

My heart's desire had no shape, the lovely creature. She had no intelligence, the divine soul. But she was the greatest bit of protoplasm in any galaxy y

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.09.27
Paulo Respighi
****.

A sweet little story about the last two creatures on a dying world who migrate to a rich new world, but still can't be together.

It may not agree with the accepted order of things, but oh, well.


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