posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 08:54 PM
I got an idea today while at work, and that was to write a story. I have never tried to write a story before, but have been a spontaneous reader in
the past. I was just hoping for some honest feedback, good and bad, on what I have so far. Its not too long, about 20% done I would say, but so far to
me it reads pretty good. Anyway.. lets give this a shot.
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It wasn’t until six o'clock, when the earthquake subsided. This was the third earthquake of the day
and many people were starting to question the situation. Inside the suburban house in Pennsylvania, objects lay broken on the floor. Family portraits
lay cracked, glass shattered about with broken shards large enough to cause a serious wound now littered the floor. Lance Delwar starts sweeping up
the pieces as the aftershock hits.
"What the # is going on?!", exclaimed Lance. "This is the third damn earthquake
today! Any more like this and our house might collapse.
"Its probably just another effect of global warming, its all over the news these days.", replied Rachael.
"Do you think this will mean we have to cancel our spelunking trip this weekend?".
"I really hope not.", Lance said with uncertainty, "Who knows if the cave is even still a cave after all of these earthquakes. With the danger of
cave-ins and being trapped, I'm not sure it would be such a good idea until after things settle down."
"Do you think your brother John may know anything about this? He works for the government doesn't he?" asked Rachel.
"I doubt it, and it's not like he would tell us anyway. He is so secretive about his job, he never speaks a word about it.", replied Lance.
Just as Lance was finishing his sentence, John walks into the house and removes his tie.
"Speaking of the devil!", laughed Lance. "Hey John, you don’t know anything about these earthquakes or anything do you? I mean, the government
has to know something."
"If I told you, I'd have to kill you.", joked John. "I think its just the whole global warming thing, you know, crazy weather and all that."
"I told you!", yelled Rachel from the other room.
"If anything, the nerds at NASA probably know about it already. If it was anything serious, I am sure they would have told us." continued John with
assurance. He was always so calm about even the worst of situations.
John Delwar was quite an accomplished man for his age. At twenty six years old, he has already completed his Ph.D. in particle physics and
electromagnetism. He stood six feet tall without an ounce of fat on him, primarily due to the new exercise facility they constructed at the NSA
complex. He was a quiet man, and never seemed concerned with what is going on in the world. Probably because he already knows what is going on before
it even happens, it seems the NSA
is good at things like that.
After a brief chat, John walked into the kitchen, grabbed his pre-assembled dinner and went off to work. It is going to be a long month analyzing all
the data they have recieved lately.
"Do you think he is telling the truth?", asked Rachel.
"Yea.. at least I think so.", replied Lance. "If there was anything for us to worry about, I am sure he would tell us."
As John arrived at the NSA complex, he immediately knew something big was going on. The printers were constantly spitting out sheet after sheet of
endless numbers, equations, and symbols. Research assistants sit anxiously, scanning page after page, wide-eyed with look of someone who has been up
for two days straight binging on coffee. The marble floor resembled
a race track, with people running from station to station, checking and re-checking their calculations. In the midst of all the commotion someone
signals to John to come here.
"Whats going on here?" inquired John. "This place is a mad house; I have never seen it like this before."
Asai Huynh was the lead geologist on the floor that day. She was an Asian beauty with long dark hair, thin lips, and striking blue eyes from her
contact lenses. John has always had fantasies about her, but always kept it strictly professional. She pointed to the paper at a series of equations
and asked john what he thought.
"Energy.", John said with assurance. "Is that why you called me over here?"
"Yes, and no.", replied Asai with curiosity. "This energy source.. is coming from within the earth. We have been analyzing ground penetrating radar
data for the last six months from a series of caves, and after noticing fluctuations in the radars response we came to the conclusion some sort of
electromagnetic energy is affecting it."
"You have got to be kidding me?" replied John. "How could this much energy be coming from within a cave system?"
"That’s why I called you over here.", said Asai with a smile. Her facial features so perfect, John almost forgot what they were talking about.
"I will analyze the data and get back to you as soon as possible. There is a lot here so it may take a while, but I am sure there is a reasonable
explanation for this." assured John.
"I knew I could count on you." said Asai, and nudged John with a small jab to the shoulder.
John's cubicle was immaculate. Aside from the pictures of his family hanging on the small tack boards, he kept it as simple as possible. He laid the
papers down on his desk, and started going through them one by one. Page after page, line after line, John was questioning the possibilities. In all
his years at the NSA, he has never encountered anything like this. Literally billions of electron volts, radiating out from a center source within the
"Who would build such a thing?", John said in his head. " Why? When? The NSA would have known about it, they know about everything."
John continued going through the pages when he noticed something odd. The energy all of a sudden stopped. Dead. One page it was there, and the next
page it was gone. He motioned for Asai to come over, mentally enjoying the thoughts of having her right there on his desk. She arrived in a hurry,
hoping he may have found an answer.
"Asai.. Have you noticed anything weird about this energy?" asked John.