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The Green Way

By Kate Everson

Smashwords edition

Copyright 2012 Kate Everson

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Let me out. I’m trapped in this body and can’t escape.

I know who I really am, and this ain’t it.

Please someone…

Get me outta this place!

I have so much to do, but I can’t stand this blood and bones getting in the way. I feel so solid, and I can feel every move I make.

This is not where I come from. I am light as air, I move without effort. When I think, I fly! That is my true home, not this stinking, pitiful body. Who did this to me?

“Perhaps I know,” came a voice, soft and sweet.

I looked down and saw a mouse, twitching its whiskers.

“You what?” I roared.

The mouse was unafraid. It just waited for me to calm down. Then it began again.

“I do know, if you would care to listen,” it said softly.

I sat down. I stared the thing in the eyes, those beady little eyes that were as black as coal.

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