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    Slated – Teri Terry

    “I run. Fists of waves claw the sand as I force one foot to pound after the other. Scramble up, slip down, repeat. Fast. Eyes fixed on dunes ahead. Don’t look back.Mustn’t look. Ragged breath; in, out; in, out. Still I run.” Kyla has been slated. She knows nothing prior to the nine months she has been in hospital, being prepared for the outside world. The memory of whatever happened before is gone, she is 16 and her new parents are picking her up from the hospital. The Government claim she was a terrorist, or a criminal and she is getting a second chance, but Kyla knows nothing of that…