SandThe sand was hot under her legs, hot enough to burn her skin if she had touched it without her protective gear on. Her boots, pants, gloves, long sleeve shirt, respirator, and headgear, all dark brown in color, had protective padding in them shielding her body from the intense heat that surrounded her. They were the only things keeping her from shriveling up like a raisin under the intense glare of the sun. The young woman could still feel the heat even with all the gear. The danger did not bother her much though the landscape around her was too beautiful.
Large sand dunes surrounded her on almost all sides, most were taller than two story houses and none grew smaller than her small height of five feet. All of them slowly seemed to move, like waves on the open sea. The wind shifted the grains of sand reshaping the dunes with its steady gusts of hot air. The area was quiet other than the sound the respirator gave off as she breathed in and out. As well it was lifeless out in
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