Dust and Echoes PoemDust and Echoes
an empty world,
a hole in the record,
the discovery can be yours.
Study hard, travel far,
unravel this new scene.
What is old is now new,
the dead can not hurt you;
what they left behind is what you must fear.
Things weather away, they crumble and fail,
so hurry and uncover their secrets.
The masters of old have no hold on this place,
so feel free to wander and explore.
However, memories remain,
so respect must be given.
You may work very hard, for many a year,
but mysteries will always live here.
Dust and Echoes Dust and Echoes
Dust. As Dak stood at the top of pile of the sandy substance, he again cursed the material that seemed to dominate this ancient city. As he turned his helmeted head, his shoulder-mounted camera hummed and mirrored his movements, eager to snap images and video of the surrounding ruins. The civilization that had dominated this planet, while primitive by his kind's standards, were the oldest and most advanced known in the universe.
Scans from orbit had indicated that the air was breathable, but some areas had extremely high concentrations of radiation. Here, however, there appeared to
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New shape of fruit and vegetables,
Patience and pills
Instantly slims you down.
I am an IAMS cat
Don't be a sourpuss
Breakfast special: live bait
I could feel the Goosebumps on my skin.
Funny, so are we!
Mom, why is Tommy on the ceiling?
Feeds your family
Wrinkle, wrinkle little star
Does not compute.
The Last Bastion
The Last Bastion
Sgt. Sean Carston's eyes flicked around the dimly lit room, checking corners and cover for any sign of Covenant; it always paid to be cautious. Finding none, he signaled for PFC Alex Hays to follow. The private rolled through the door commando style and promptly landed on his back. Sean knew he should yell at him for messing around, but he couldn't help but smile. The kid had always liked to goof off. Besides, there was no Covenant in this building. Sean walked around and found another door. Outside was the balcony he had been looking for. It was empty except for the corpse of a jackal sniper with a neat hole in its chest. Sean nodded, recognizing his handiwork. He holstered his SMG and un-slung the sniper from his back. Hasley appeared next to him with his spotting scope already trained of the fight raging below. They needed to eliminate all the high-priority targets first, leaving the rank-and-file to the other marines.
"Target spotted, si