Emergence 3.0 – Section Three, Earth; Part Eighteen, Disaster; Chapter Four, The Blast

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 130, Thursday
May 10th, 2018

Chapter Four: The Blast

Every living thing on Earth, above ground or in the air, heard the explosion. Everything, even the most remote creature in the deepest ocean, felt the blast. Every creature walking or standing, stumbled and fell, as the planet lurched, and shuddered, and shifted on its axis.

Fault lines cracked open, leaping a thousand years forward in the space of seconds.

It was turmoil.

Skyscrapers came crashing down in cities around the world, as the continental plates groaned and twisted.

Low orbiting satellites fell from the sky.

Chaos followed quickly upon the sound wave. The desperate prayers of the dying, and the faithful rose up to greet it.

In security centers around the world, the most astute military planners new what had happened. They were utterly bewildered by the scope and the magnitude of the devastation.

They level of instantaneous destruction was beyond any calculation, the affected collateral systems was not anything that anyone had conceived.

Communications were down around the globe.

Nuclear reactors were off line and melting down.

Tsunamis were rising in the shallow seas.

It was the end of the world.

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