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Short Snippet Saturday: Contrary Critters

Fate's Apology not only has alien craft, but alien critters as well, and they can be contrary little beasties when they want to be.

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          At the halfway point, the zaraxen balked. No matter how hard he tugged, the creature stubbornly refused to follow. It was unable to move to either side in the tight space, and it could not look down to see the terrain at its feet. Its eyes were wide, showing their whites, and it began scrabbling backwards, threatening to drag Rey down the rocky chute.