BY MAX STRANGE
EQUAL NOR OPPOSITE
A cold, gray cinder where once a beautiful blue and
white gem hung ' poised '
Fire streaming from the skies, scorching flesh and
kindling forests. Smoke blocking sunlight. Flames
The jet stream.
Overlooked atmospheric sand.
The unrealized remaining three Sand Igniters placed at
Cardinal-points around Mecca.
Relieved World-wide cheers and applause for the
courageous Bomb Squad for successfully defusing the
small, Nomad-discovered device, with plenty of time to
spare before the building SandStorm.
Dead Mans' switch.
An international S.W.A.T. team assault following a
horrified sister's tip.
A frantic call from a cherished sister seeking comfort
about her only child's imminent deployment.
A contentedly complacent physicist enjoying a
newspaper on a lovely spring morning and absently
wondering why those people won't just get along '