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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Three, Earth; Part Seventeen, Volcano; Chapter Three, The Discovery

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page per Day
Day 122, Wednesday
May 2nd, 2018

Chapter Three: The Discovery

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

The Earth held no mysteries for him.

He had known about the life cycle of this caldera for millennia, and every other volcano on Earth’s unstable surface.

Ever since the first incident, he was determined to not be taken by surprise. There could be no strategy without knowledge.

Humans had discovered the cauldera a mere forty years earlier. There science had only given them knowledge of plate tectonics a short one hundred years before that.

It was a scientific age, but only for a small segment of human civilization. They had barely begun to understand the atom, and the genome, and yet they were quick to adapt their knowledge into weapons, and other useful tools.

Fifty years after the first flight in a small wooden craft, they constructed a rocket made of the lightest alloys that propelled them to the moon, where they were able to land safely and return.

Only when the heat beneath the super-volcano was discovered pushing an entire mountain range upward, into the sky, were they able to understand the geological forces at work beneath the Yellowstone.

Jim, through his observation and the power of his instruments, was able to calculate to the second when the volcano would blow. He wanted to intervene, but he was forbidden.

The Continuum decided it would do nothing. It knew that life on Earth would be devastated yet again, but it craved the drama, it wanted to watch the human race, reemerge once more from the ashes.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Section Three, Earth
Part Seventeen, Volcano
Collected Chapters
Section 03, Earth
Part 17, Volcano
01 The Last Event
02 74,000 Years Ago
03 The Discovery
04 The Warnings
05 Impending Doom
06 Preparations
07 Fate