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Restriction: Write a ten word science fiction story.

Ten is a rough limit, because it encourages you to dispense with articles. But when you do that, the flow of a sentence has to be defined only by syllable rhythm and punctuation. That is rough stuff. I always want one more word, one article, one key adjective… the ten-word limit strikes them all down.

The Elder Race

Volcanic vents spray out ancient machines; planet needs cleansing, again.

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