The Iron Border

The Iron Border

by Cora Buhlert

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Ana has lived in the shadow of death all her life. For when she was six years old, a TV broadcast announced that an asteroid would hit the Earth twenty-two years later, extinguishing all life as we know it.
As Ana grew up, she put her faith in the worldwide lottery supposed to select the chosen ten thousand, the survivors of humanity who would escape the doomed planet in giant space arks.
But the lottery is not as fair and unbiased as Ana has been led to believe. And even her best efforts to turn herself into someone who would be useful aboard the great space arks do not bring Ana any closer to the gleaming shuttles that are being constructed behind the iron border only a few miles away…

This is a short story of 5600 words.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148206866
Publisher: Pegasus Pulp Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,060,986
File size: 293 KB

About the Author

Cora Buhlert was born and bred in North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen and is currently working towards her PhD. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published stories, articles and poetry in various international magazines. When she is not writing, she works as a translator and teacher.

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Misti_Wolanski More than 1 year ago
I read this story weeks ago. I've been trying to figure out how to phrase what I think of it, and though I am a writer myself, I can't think of anything better than: This one of the more thorough, realistic stories I've encountered about how people would react if a comet came at earth—including how current national, political, and racial sensibilities might well develop. If you like apocalyptic or dystopian stories, I highly recommend you give this story a read.