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One Hundred Words about The Outer Zone

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At the push of a button, the lever slid down, releasing a ball. It rolled down the chute to fall into a bucket. The bucket dropped down the pulley, knocking a measuring cup of grounds into a sieve, tripping a latch, and lighting a gas burner. Above the burner was a little kettle. Just when the water was the perfect temperature, it poured over the grounds, through the sieve, and into the cup.

Cain took the cup and sniffed it before taking a cautious sip.

“Well?” Glitch asked his skeptical friend.

“You're right. This is the best coffee I've had.”