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A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Tales from the Archives

Collection Two


A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Tale from the Archives

Collection Two

Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris at Smashwords

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Darkest before the Darkwater

By Tee Morris


Summer, 1894.


Fifteen thousand.

Fourteen thousand.

Thirteen.

Twelve.

Rafe’s eyes jumped from the altimeter to the dome above him. A cerulean expanse, almost too brilliant to be believed as sky, remained unmarred.

Dear God, he thought quickly as he undid the buckles of his restraints.

Underneath his feet, a cloud raced towards them. He fought to keep his balance as he began climbing up the control station in the centre of their pod.

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