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Whispers from a Vanished Ocean

by M P Ericson

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2011 M P Ericson

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Published by Byrnie Publishing

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Ruth heard the sprites before she saw them. Faint wispy shapes to go with faint wispy cries. They gathered around the shack, forming a loose circle a couple of strides from the worn unpainted boards. She could just see them, ghostly fingerprints dabbed over the straggly weeds that crowded the edges of the vegetable beds. Their cries, smothered by the hum of bees and the flutter of a steady breeze through the spruce-draped hillside, wafted in and out of hearing.

And the little girl just stood there, smile shy and uncertain, as if she didn't know whether Ruth might be welcome or not.

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