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This story is No. 5 in the series "Decalogues: Life As We Know It". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Because without this certainty he’s just a little boy with bloody feet running in the dark.

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Firefly > General(Past Donor)PaxFR15101,026023,1047 May 097 May 09Yes


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1. Dust

The boy follows his Pa home from the fields, both bone tired from planting land that is more rock than soil.

Kicking the dust up with their feet they sing planting songs that Pa says followed their families here since the time of Earth-that-was.

There are lights in the kitchen and Mama is singing as she cooks.

She smiles at them and the boy smells the familiar scent of her that is equal parts sweat and love.

Life is dust and hardship and sweat, but it is also this simple happiness.

It won’t last.

But he doesn’t know that yet.
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