The Cycle of Life

Part 1

The rise and fall of Tanya Vine

By Hannah Jade Robinson

Copyright 2011 by H J Robinson

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Chapter 1

Time on our hands

For ten years, Sendor Long, Husband and Father to Hummingbird Tower, had supervised the dismantling and thorough analysis of a strange vessel that had appeared overnight on the site of the new tower he was building higher up the slope of Slate mountain.

The small craft was not aerodynamic, and had no obvious propulsion system, but was totally encased in a plastic type material and was air tight. It was removed to the Hummingbird factory unit where it was dismantled, away from the prying eyes of their competitors, and slowly it gave up it’s secrets. Where there should have been an engine of some sort, was a compressed mass of various metals, which also gave up it’s secrets to the micro scanners and macro scavengers in the Hummingbird plant.

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