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Irony

Submitted by Russ Towne

It was a historic day for Earthlings and Resividans alike. First contact had been made on the latter’s planet and both sides wanted peace. Per ancient tradition, the leader of the Resividan delegation poured sacred water into the Peace Cup, and everyone drank from it. After the ceremony was complete, the Earthlings headed for home.

Unfortunately, germs each side naturally carried that were harmless on their home planet were deadly to those from the other planet. Within two weeks, everyone who drank from the Peace Cup was dead.

Both sides suspected the other of treachery and assassination via poison. Deciding diplomacy had failed, they then relied on something that had been an ancient tradition on both their planets.

War.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

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