|Picture by Aesop Clerk|
The elders of the Last Human Settlement had strict rules. Only children could draw water. It was safer. But Sarah’s sister had drawn water too often, and now she was gone.
Sarah filled the containers and mourned her sister. For a moment only she glimpsed a smiling youth fetching water on the far side of the pool, Outside. Handsome…
No. She imagined it.
Perhaps she would imagine it again, she hoped.