Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Drabble: Earth Men

Earth Men

The two met in the tunnel, greeted with voice and touch and smell. Their eyes were useless, for though not blind, neither had seen any but the most fleeting of lights since birth. After just a few generations, the surface was a dim memory, the stuff of myth and legend; nobody was quite clear why it’d been abandoned, but this was the life they lived now.

The adaptability of human beings is incredible. Nobody missed sight -- how could you miss something you neve knew, something nobody you ever met ever knew?

The pair crawled together a while, then parted ways.

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