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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Three, Earth; Part Eighteen, Disaster; Chapter Two, Lift


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 128, Tuesday
May 8th, 2018

Chapter Two: Lift

The scientists of Earth only noticed the volcanic activity when the mountains surrounding Yellowstone Park began to lift.

They noticed a change of several centimeters over hundreds of square of miles of mountain range, between newly conducted surveys, and the surveys that had been taken a hundred years earlier.

At first they thought that there must have been a problem with the original surveil. But they ruled out that possibility in short order. The science of surveying was well established a hundred years before, even the equipment that a person would use to make those calculations had not changed much in the intervening decades. And the math was the math.

It took the best geologists among them years to figure it out, that the changes were actually caused by geological uplift. The understanding of what that meant, its implications, took even more years to complete. They had to change their perspective significantly, they had to look at the area of uplift with satellite imagery and that is when they noticed that the entire Yellowstone park was a massive volcano.

Even then, they did not know how significant the problem was.

Geologists from across the country began to study the park in minute detail. Looking at every strata of rock they could see exposed in the surfaces of the surrounding mountains, measuring, and re-measuring, and through that discovering the long cycles between eruptions of this killer volcano.

A seven-hundred thousand year cycle, and a cycle of planetary doom.

They discovered other such volcanos around the world. They discovered the volcano in Indonesia that last erupted seventy-four thousand years ago.

The Earth’s volcanologists, climatologists, and geophysicists weighed in. It was a small cabal of people. They correlated data from arctic ice core samples, soil samples, tree ring samples. They began to understand just how devastating an eruption of a volcano this size could be.

They were just beginning to understand it.

They were hoping it would not erupt in their lifetime.

Those hopes were in vain.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Three, Earth; Part Eighteen, Disaster, Collected Chapters




Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 127, May 7th, 2017

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.

The molten core of the planet burned beneath its thin surface.

The cauldron of liquid rock boiled below the mantle.

In the park, the bubbling waters, and geysers gave the tell. Catastrophe approached.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 128, May 8th, 2017

Chapter Two: Lift

The human scientists only noticed the volcanic activity when the mountains surrounding Yellowstone Park began to lift.

It took the best geologists among to figure it out, and that took years to complete.

Even then, they did not know how vast the problem was.

The volcanologists and geophysicists weighed in, a small cabal of people.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 129, May 9th, 2017

Chapter Three: Rumbling

The wildlife sensed it first; the buffalo, the elk, the wolves, and the bears, they sensed the deep rumbling of the volcano, vibrations so subtle that no human being could perceive it. They sensed the change that was coming even while the finest scientific instruments showed the daily activity as occurring within a normal range.

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A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 130, May 10th, 2018

Chapter Four: The Blast

Every living thing on the planet heard or felt the explosion.

Global chaos followed quick upon the sound waves, with prayers in every language rising up to meet it.

The tallest buildings in every city around the world toppled as the planet jolted, and shifted on its axis.

Every person knew the end had come.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 131, May 11th, 2017

Chapter Five: The Axis

For nearly seven hundred thousand years the pressure grew, seven hundred thousand years since the last eruption.

The pressure of gas and heat building beneath the earth, it was energy the human mind could only comprehend in the abstract.

When the cauldera blew, Earth shifted on its axis and altered its orbit around the sun.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 132, May 12th, 2017

Chapter Six: The Cloud

Thick layers of volcanic ash buried the majority of the North American continent.

Fine particles of pulverized stone, and poisonous gas rose high into the upper atmosphere, circulating around the globe. It blanketed the world, blocking out the light of the sun, plunging the earth into a prolonged night, and winter.

It was the end.

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Day 133, May 13th, 2017

Chapter Seven: The Other Side

The eruption was a crucible, as the eruptions had always been.

Life on earth threaded the eye of the needle, most of it becoming merely another layer of clay.

Only a few thousand people would live through it.

Half of the world perished within days, and most of the rest in the year that followed.

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Section Three, Earth
Part Eighteen, Disaster

Collected Chapters

01 Yellowstone
02 Lift
03 Rumbling
04 The Blast
05 The Axis
06 The Cloud
07 The Other Side

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Part Eighteen, Disaster, Collected Chapters


Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter One: Yellowstone  
Pt. 18, Ch. 01
The awesome-beauty of a landscape carved from living rock; the cauldron’s bubbling water gave the tell, catastrophe.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Two: Lift
Pt. 18, Ch. 02
Humans noticed the volcano when the surrounding mountains began to lift. They did not know how vast the problem was.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Three: Rumbling
Pt. 18, Ch. 03
Animals sensed it first, and fled in droves, while the seismographs rattled, but doubts had crept into the analysis.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Four: The Blast  
Pt. 18, Ch. 04
Every living thing heard the explosion. Chaos followed quick upon the sound wave, with prayers rising up to meet it.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Five: The Axis
Pt. 18, Ch. 05
For hundreds of thousands of years; pressure grew. When the Yellowstone Cauldera blew the Earth shifted on its axis.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Six: The Cloud    
Pt. 18, Pt. 06
Ash buried North America. Fine particles, and light blocking gas rose high in the atmosphere, and covered the world.
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Disaster; Part Eighteen,
Chapter Seven: The Other Side

Pt. 18, Ch. 07
The eruption was a crucible. Half of the world perished within days, and most of the rest in the year that followed.
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Emergence:
Section Three, Earth
Part Eighteen, Disaster
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 18, Disaster
Chapters
01 Yellowstone
02 Lift
03 Rumbling
04 The Blast
05 The Axis
06 The Cloud
07 The Other Side
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#365SciFi
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