Sistema Purificacion

A short story by Sue Thomas

First published 2004

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The sun is already hot on Esperanta’s back as she steps into the courtyard to water the geraniums. She bends to feel their loosening buds and smiles — only another week and they will be in glorious flower.

Just then the phone starts to ring and immediately her heart freezes. Why would anyone call so early…