The Gathering

A Short Story

Published By Victorine E. Lieske at Smashwords

Copyright © 2011 by Victorine E. Lieske


All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.


This is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Danielle smoothed her black uniform and strode along the endless, white hallway. How had she gotten turned around again? The outer ring followed the perimeter of the Holodome, just a huge circle. But for some reason she was always going left instead of right. And since the Holodome encompassed a large area, it took quite a while to circle the entire structure. She ended up having to double back a lot.

A yell from ahead made her slow down. The resequencing rooms…unease swept over her and a lump formed in her throat. She never liked walking past them, but usually they were quieter than this. As she approached the door she heard another scream. Several soldiers marched past. A couple of them stared at the door but no one stopped.

It wasn’t any of her business—she was supposed to be finding her partner—but the sound unnerved her. What was happening? She pressed her palm against the metal sensor and the door dematerialized.

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