Blame

The hot sand bakes me, my metal feels as though it is melting. A foot nearly crushes me beneath its weight but I simply sink further into the sand. A hand reaches through the sand and grabs me. Peace it seems will have to wait. The face staring back at me is a kind one. …

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Malfunction

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