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The Contraption


Rita Villa


Copyright 2012 Rita Villa


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Chapter 1


The front door crashed open and they swarmed in like flies on a pile of shit. Boots pounded on tile. Those damn shiny black leather boots. Nothing sounded quite like them.

Lydia looked around for a place to hide, but it was impossible. They’d search every closet, under every desk and around every corner. She dropped her book and sat completely still. The rumors were true. The goddamn rumors were true.

Sweat beaded on her forehead and her heart felt like it would burst through her chest and onto the floor. She wanted to run into the hallway and gather everyone up but it was too late to save anyone, even herself. They were inside the building and that meant certain death, or worse, capture.

“Hide everyone, hide,” someone yelled.

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