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Friday, May 4, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Three, Earth; Part Seventeen, Volcano; Chapter Five, Impending Doom


Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 124, Friday
May 4th, 2017

Chapter Five: Impending Doom

There were documentaries about the volcano, television shows detailing what was known about its history, its cycles, its potential for global destruction, and the relative certainty of impending doom.

The most prominent scientific journals published articles about it, and those stories made their way into popular publications as well.

There was a lot of information available about the volcano. Nevertheless, few people were aware of the danger.

Those who knew about it, were forced by the rules of statistics to tell themselves “it could happen today, or it could happen in ten thousand years.” This was a true assessment, it represented sound reasoning, they were measuring unknown capacities against geological time. Making it impossible to gauge where an event might happen that took place in a seven hundred thousand year cycle.

In the second decade after its discovery, when the reality of the danger that the volcano represented finally made its way into the National Security threat assessment. The information flow coming from the scientific observatories began to change.

Public access to raw data was cut off. Everything about the volcano was filtered, and cast in terms of potentials and probabilities, even matters that were well known, established, and certain.

Misinformation leaked into the public sphere every day as the explosion neared. The government decided that there was nothing it could do about the monster beneath Yellowstone Park, therefore they would do nothing, and they decided to work against a state of public panic. They would deal with the aftermath, when the volcano erupted. They would position their forces to take advantage of the catastrophe on a global scale.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Three, Earth; Part Seventeen, Volcano, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 120, April 30th, 2017

Chapter One: The Last Event

Most of the people in the world had no knowledge whatsoever of the threat posed by the Yellowstone volcano.

The eruption came without warning.

It shook the world, throwing it off its axis.

Ash poured into the upper atmosphere, covering the world in a poisonous cloud, hiding the survivors from the face of the sun.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 121, May 1st, 2017

Chapter Two: 74,000 Years Ago

When Jim came to Earth, before the first cataclysm, the human family was small, just a few million people spread out across the globe.

After the eruption they were starving.

Jim starved with them, through the dark days when the sun was blotted from the sky, when the air was full of ash, and poison.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 122, May 2nd, 2017

Chapter Three: The Discovery

Jim had studied the living planet with tools surpassing the greatest assets of any geophysicist on Earth.

He had known about the life cycle of the caldera for millennia.

Humans had discovered it only fifty years ago, when the super volcano was found pushing mountains to the sky.

The Continuum decided it would do nothing.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 123, May 3rd, 2017

Chapter Four: The Warnings

For those watching the monster volcano, they monitored the changes in a way that was reminiscent of watching a person’s hair grow.

There was a deformation of the dome over hundreds of square miles, there were earthquakes, boiling water in lakes and streams, something big happening beneath the surface, but they were inured to it.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 124, May 4th, 2017

Chapter Five: Impending Doom

There were documentaries about the volcano, detailing its history, its potential, and the certainty of impending doom. Nevertheless, few people were aware of the danger.

Those who knew about it, were forced by statistics to tell themselves “it could happen today, or it could happen in ten thousand years.”

Misinformation leaked as the explosion neared.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 125, May 5th, 2017

Chapter Six: Preparations

Jim’s plan required the most delicate timing, it was precarious, and it was everything.

The volcano buried beneath Yellowstone would destroy human civilization, but it would catalyze the preservation of humanity; a few people would live, but all would be saved through Kathy.

The cataclysm would change the Collective forever, the galactic Empire as well.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 126, May 6th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Fate

There is no fate.

Nothing is predetermined, but there are certainties, and statistical inevitabilities. The eruption of volcanoes is among them. Those geological forces cannot be stopped.

It could have been mitigated, even used for the advancement of human civilization, but their technology did not develop far enough along.

The end of humanity hung there.

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Emergence 2.0

Section Three, Earth
Part Seventeen, Volcano

Collected Chapters

01 The Last Event
02 74,000 Years Ago
03 The Discovery
04 The Warnings
05 Impending Doom
06 Preparations
07 Fate

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Part Seventeen, Volcano, Collected Chapters


Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter One: The Last Event  
Pt. 17, Ch. 01
It came without warning, shaking the world, throwing it off its axis. Ash covered the world, hiding it from the sun.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Two: 74,000 Years Ago
Pt. 17, Ch. 02
The human family was small; a few million spread out, starving. Jim starved with them in the famine after the blast.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Three: The Discovery
Pt. 17, Ch. 03
Jim had known about it for millennia. Humans found it fifty years ago. A super-volcano pushing mountains to the sky.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Four: The Warnings  
Pt. 17, Ch. 04
A deformation of the dome, earthquakes, boiling water in lakes and streams; something big growing below the surface.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Five: Impending Doom
Pt. 17, Ch. 05
There were documentaries but few people were aware of the danger. Misinformation was leaked as the explosion neared.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Six: Preparations   
Pt. 17, Pt. 06
Timing is everything. The volcano would catalyze the preservation of humanity; a few would live. All would be saved.
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Volcano; Part Seventeen,
Chapter Seven: Fate

Pt. 17, Ch. 07
There is no fate but there are certainties. The eruption of volcanoes is among them. The end of humanity hung there.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Seventeen, Volcano
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 17, Volcano
Chapters
01 The Last Event
02 74,000 Years Ago
03 The Discovery
04 The Warnings
05 Impending Doom
06 Preparations
07 Fate
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#SuperShortFiction
#365SciFi
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