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Rated: 13+ · Short Story · Contest Entry · #1415181
A concise story for the Amazing 55 Word story contest
"Damn turtles!"

Jeremy shoved the unwelcome pests off the path and back into the pond, but he missed one.  One solitary green backed turtle snuck under the fence and died instantly as it encountered the high voltage wires emanating from the power station.  The valley was left in darkness - the turtle was left shell shocked.

* Winner of first place in round 39 of the The Hint Fiction Contest .
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