A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 127, Monday
May 7th, 2018
Chapter One: Yellowstone
The Yellowstone National Park was a place of awesome-beauty, a landscape of surreal contrasts exploding from the living rock and shifting mountains. It draws millions of visitors every year, to wander its grounds, and traverse its trails. Some who Are simply driving through
It was a sanctuary for wildlife; bison, elk and wolf.
Yellowstone was made into a National Park in 1872, through a law signed by United States President Ulysses S. Grant, one-hundred and twenty years before they discovered the volcano.
Yellowstone was a cradle of life, nesting above the most deadly feature of planet Earth.
The molten core of the planet burned beneath its thin surface.
The cauldron of liquid rock boiled below the mantle, deep inside a vast chamber, filled with super-heated poisonous gasses.
In the park, the most popular features for tourists were the hot springs, the bubbling waters, and high flying geysers that blasted off with incredible regularity.
The heat from deep within the earth created these phenomenon. It melted exotic minerals in the waters, giving them bright and colorful, psychedelic trappings.
Some of the pools were so toxic and acidic they would melt the flesh off a person’s bones in seconds.
Changes in the pattern and timing of these geysers gave the tell, the Catastrophe was approaching.
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