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by Denny E. Marshall

(1st published in Chronicle)

It’s like a video game; nonetheless it is real life. Steve is at level seven. A day and a half later he is at level six. Six weeks later he would be at level three.

Most of the population is content and not risk takers. Remaining in the comfort zone of level ten, happy with their way of life.

Steve and a minority of others want to take the chance. Steve’s dream, and others that think the same as he does, is to reach level ONE. Some have made it, others have failed.

Yes, Steve wants to see the surface.

2016, 2018 Denny E. Marshall

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. One recent credit is fiction at 50-Word Stories Fall 2017. See more at www.dennymarshall.com.

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