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First published at FreedomFiction.

Following a long step down from the bus, he moved across the sidewalk onto the plaza and gazed at the gleaming monolith rising out of  the ground and disappearing into a limitless sky. He paused to take in the enormity of the tower and the array of sparkling windows, each an eye following the mad commotion below.

“Hey, buddy, watch it!” said a voice attached to a thin face of anger…

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