Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. The words echoed back and forth through my head. The ice went out in all directions, as far as could be seen. It only took three days without water for a man to die from dehydration. You could go a month without food before dying and several years without some minerals or vitamins. But water, water was something the human body always needed.

The ice seemed harder then steel and I didn't have any tools to chip away at it. So I kept walking and looking at the ice. I looked at all this water that I couldn't have a single drop of.


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ganymeder over 11 years ago

I liked how you took the Coleridge reference and made it different, made it your own. Nicely done.

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