Too cold, too long

July 16, 2009

They had spent years in the cold together, ice surrounding them for miles, the length of day-night-day exaggerated by the planet’s tilt.

Once, her fingers nearly froze when she removed a glove to adjust an instrument. Once, he nearly slipped into a crevasse.

It was no wonder, finally, when they huddled together, door battened against the howling Arctic wind. They had been far too cold for far too long.

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