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The Red Balloon

The old lady glanced up at the constellations once more. Still there. So was she.

She took a red balloon from her pocket, blew it up to near-bursting, and let it go. It drifted away, encountered thorns, and popped.

She sighed, leaned back, gazed into infinity, and fell up into the stars.

 

Loren DeShon.