A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 129, Wednesday
May 9th, 2018
Chapter Three: Rumbling
Then seismographs told the tale.
They had been graphing it for years, but disbelief had crept into the analysis. The story was blacked out, even as the tar in the roads began to melt, cracking from the heat, and the top researches on the site resigned in protest.
There was a deliberate campaign to misinform the public. The government knew the disaster was coming. They just could not be sure when. It might not happen in their lifetime, or it might happen tomorrow. It was an impossible thing for them to plan.
It was a quiet day in the great park.
Yellow stone was always quiet.
Deep beneath the earth something was happening. Pressure was building. Molten rock was bubbling.
The wildlife in the nature preserve sensed it first, birds took off with their entire flocks. Bison fled in droves. The wolf and the fox, and the coyote followed them, all creatures great and small.
Most of the humans looked on befuddled.
A few knew what this meant. They sounded the warning. It ended up in the news of the weird.
Few of researches fled the park, they knew it was hopeless. They wanted to see their families, perhaps one last time before it was all over.
The survivalists retreated to their shelters.
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