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Snow - A Short Story

Light. Sounds. I... wake? I see. Dirt--pieces of stone, concrete, asphalt and soil. Compacted, impacted. A path. Upright. I stand upright. I hear. Whispers, rustling, the soft brush of plant matter against its like. The wind. I see farther. Tall plants, upright, strong, dressed in rough bark and topped with thin needles. Evergreens. Greens. Colors. I see colors. Greens, browns. I see the presence of all colors across the visible spectrum, combined to create white. Fields of white. Mountains of white. Steps. I take a step, one foot in front of the other. The path leads to the field. A field covered in white. I step out into the field. It moves, it compacts and crushes together. I kneel and press my hand into the white. Snow. I lift my hand from the snow. It drips with dampness, with water. I see my hand. White, smooth, five digits. Four fingers and a thumb. Human? No. Not human. Something else. What am I? I stand up. I look around, observing the things that surround me. Trees, hills. Be