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The Loneliness of Stars


Published by Z. M. Wilmot at Smashwords


Copyright Z. M. Wilmot 2011


In memory of Rebecca J. Quint

1990-2010

Rest in Peace


This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


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I walked through the slums of Raheera once. It is a filthy place, a dung-heap in the middle of a beautiful oasis. It is really a shame that the only feasible place for the Docks was in the slums – if only we had known before they arose, then we might have had a respectable spaceport, where rancid beggars did not pull at your clothes, begging for that which they did not deserve.”

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