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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Three, Earth; Part Eighteen, Disaster; Chapter Six, The Cloud

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 132, Saturday
May 12th, 2018

Chapter Six: The Cloud

Ash shot in to the stratosphere and fell back to the ground, burying North America in poisonous dust.

Clouds of fine particles, and streams of deadly gases covered the entire world, blocking all light from the sun.

Within days nearly every living creature on the face of the earth was dead.

Those that survived were the most determined.

There were many who had prepared for some kind of doomsday. They were survivalists, they had prepared for nuclear war, an alien invasion, a zombie apocalypse, but not this.

A majority of those survivalists either died in the preliminary blast, and the subsequent correlated upheavals, or the chaos that ensued. Many died trying to reach their secret bunkers while roads became impassable, and they were buried in the fallout.

Nevertheless, there were many who did make it. Many who had sequestered themselves in hidden enclaves, in secret compounds. Some of them worked together.

For them, their stores of food needed to last years beyond decades. It would take that long for the sun to reappear.

Human beings quickly became their own worst enemy.

Outsiders became foodstuff.

Cannibalism set in, as it always did.

It was, once again, the end of civilization.

The human race had faced this before, it was difficult, nearly impossible, but they had an Observer helping them in the past, they had Jim.

They made it through.

This time there would be no rescue, no wisdom from beyond, no help of any kind.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Section Three, Earth
Part Eighteen, Disaster
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 18, Disaster
01 Yellowstone
02 Lift
03 Rumbling
04 The Blast
05 The Axis
06 The Cloud
07 The Other Side