Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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- Author: Emma Törzs
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Esther couldn’t get over the blue of the sunlit sky.
It was a variated blue, almost white where it met the snowy horizon but
deepening as Esther’s eye followed it upward: from robin’s egg to cerulean
to a calm, luminous azure. Beneath it the Antarctic ice was blindingly
bright, and the scattered outbuildings Esther could see from her narrow
dorm window drew stripes of indigo shadow on the white ruts of the road.
Everything gleamed. It was eight o’clock in the evening and not discernibly
darker than it had been at eight o’clock that morning.
“Excuse me,” Pearl said, and hip-checked Esther to one side so she could
fit a piece of custom-cut cardboard in the window frame. Esther fell
backward onto her unmade bed and propped herself on her elbows,
watching Pearl lean over the tiny, cluttered desk to reach the glass.
“If you’d told me two weeks ago I’d block the sun as soon as it came up,
I would have laughed you off the station,” Esther said.
Pearl ripped the tape with her teeth. “Well, two weeks ago you were
sleeping through the night. Never say the dark did nothing for you.” She
applied the last strip and added, “Or me.”
“Thank you, darkness, and thank you, Pearl,” Esther said. Though she
had indeed been sleeping badly since the sun had reappeared after six
months of winter, it was still somewhat dispiriting to watch the light and the
distant mountains vanish, plunging her back into the realities of her cell-like
room: the bed with its rumpled purple sheets lit by the baleful overhead
bulb, the scuffed tile floors, and the plywood desk piled high with scattered
papers, most of them notes on the Mexican novel Esther was translating for
fun. The novel itself was on top of her dresser, safely out of range of the
collection of half-full water glasses leaving rings on the notebook paper.
Pearl sat opposite Esther at the foot of the bed and said, “So. Are you
ready to face the unwashed masses?”
In response, Esther threw an arm over her eyes and groaned.
Esther and Pearl had spent the past winter as two of just thirty others
holding down the small South Pole station, but November had ushered in
the summer season and over the past few days, small roaring cargo planes
had disgorged nearly a hundred new people into the station’s hallways. Now
scientists and astronomers filled the dorms, the galley, the gym, the upper
workrooms; strangers who ate all the late-night cookies and booted up longsleeping computers and asked constant, anxious questions about what time
of day the internet satellite went up.
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