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Sally watched the molten gold glow in the sky. Then knew she would not see her son and her husband ever again on Earth. From "Fantastic Universe," May 1954.
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Published (first published April 23rd 2009)
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Ralph McEwen
A “man” marries a woman after just one dance. The ensuing life explains the quotes.

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Public Domain stories from Project Gutenberg, that are read by volunteers.
I listen to these short stories while walking to and from work.

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Denise
Sally is swept off her feet by a man who seems to be the man of her dreams. Only, he seems... cold at odd times. Then Tommy comes along and he is all a mother could hope for, except at times he seems to be just like his father. One she knows they're both gone.

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Luke
Oct 10, 2012 Luke rated it did not like it
The following excerpt tells you all you need to know about this short story:

"You must be brave and strong, my son. We are eagles, you and I. Your mother is a sparrow, gentle and dun-colored. You want to go with me, don't you?"

"Yes, father. Oh, yes!"
Angie
Nov 03, 2012 Angie rated it it was ok
Hmmm. Doesn't flow, not much character development. Goes from "Tommy's nothing like his father" to "they are so similar it's frightening" in the same sentence. Would not recommend to anyone, very glad I did not pay any money for this excerpt.
Troy  Dye
The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long

The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long

A nice little short story in the style of Twilight zone about a time when we still thought that there was life on Mars.
Marts  (Thinker)
Nov 27, 2010 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Emotionless, strange, unusual, Sally thought she met the man of her dreams, but there was something almost unearthly about him, and likewise, his son.....
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Aka Lyda Belknap Long.

Frank Belknap Long was a prolific American writer of horror fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, gothic romance, comic books, and non-fiction. Though his writing career spanned seven decades, he is best known for his horror and science fiction short stories, including early contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos. During his life, Long received the World Fantasy Award for L
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