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Rated: E · Fiction · Sci-fi · #2122517
We text the stars. They answered back. She felt the message.
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The WOW message was the beginning and other messages followed in pulsating repetitive patterns determined to be other than naturally occurring. Jan's jade green eyes stared at the new message. This one was different. They weren't sure of the star system's origin, nor were they sure if it was a question or answer. She ran her fingers through her thick red hair pulling her bangs back and deeply breathed in and out. She intently studied the pattern, but could not discern what she felt about the message. It wasn't what she saw, but what she felt when she watched it and listened to its crackling pulse. She picked up the phone and dialed Richard's office.

"Yeah. What is it?" Richard mumbled.

"Good morning to you too, Richard." She said in return to his gruffness. It was just Richard, it's the way he was with everyone and everything.

"Okay, you're having a good morning. What is it?" He retorted.

"It’s a new message, Richard. I'm unable to pinpoint its origin and this one is different." She informed him.

"Do you know how many messages we receive daily, Jan?"

"Yes sir. However, this one is different." She insisted.

"How so?"

"It communicated through feelings." She informed him.

There was a short silence. Then he said, "I'll be right there."

Richard is aware Jan is the top expert in her field. She was hired due to her skills as an empath. The deciphered text stated, "you will feel their presence". She may have found the answer to their question, Are You Still There?

"What did they say, Jan?"

She translated, "Desire found. Love Opened. Heart Receive."

Word Count: 300
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