Another War by Simon Morden

By Simon Morden

It starts off with a secret: an outdated manor home is surrounded by means of an impenetrable bubble, and all that lives inside of it sort of feels to wither and die. Investigating, the military locate males contained in the apartment: males who vanished a few a hundred years in the past yet who've now reappeared, and as younger because the day they disappeared. There are rumours of a laptop which may puncture the size, permitting guy to trip past the boundaries of the Earth ... and for different issues to commute right here. one other day, one other struggle.

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They’d built a bonfire by the edge of the lake, small enough to avoid attracting attention but big enough to give warmth and cast eerie, flickering light. The students were huddled together, here or there, leaning in to talk in whispers or laugh. I wondered if this was the laughter I’d heard the night of the picnic. Superficially, they looked like any other group of teenagers, hanging out—but there was an energy in the air that heightened my senses, added tension to everyone’s movements and cruelty to most of the smiles.

A jukebox in the corner was playing some Elton John song from before we were born. “I like places like this,” Lucas said. “They feel real. ” I would’ve told Lucas that I liked eating eggplant on the moon, if he liked it, too. html 2/20/2009 Evernight Page 53 of 178 moment, though, I was telling the truth. ” Lucas’s smile was sort of faraway, like he had a private joke. ” I knew what he meant. We were all but alone in the pizza parlor; the only other occupied table had about four guys who seemed to have come from a construction site, with plaster dust clinging to their T-shirts and a couple of empty pitchers testifying to the beer they’d already drunk.

Quietly, I said, “Aren’t you tired of running and hiding? ” “I don’t run and hide,” Lucas retorted. Then he was silent for a second, considering. ” My heart began to thump a little faster. Lucas just shook his head and grinned. The devilish look was back. ” He smiled even more broadly. ” I loved it when he smiled at me that way, and I hoped we’d hang out at the gazebo for hours. But at that moment, Lucas cocked his head. ” But then I did hear it: the faraway sound of the school’s front door opening repeatedly and footsteps on the front walk.

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