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posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 01:42 AM
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i read absolutely every word of this...and i'm captured by this story! I, like some others here, have had a rush of childhood memories/dreams as well! TA - thank you soooo much for this - I cannot wait for more! Thank you for the photos as well - they will add so much more to the story when it continues!




posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 11:09 AM
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TA, Im a little gutted, but I totally understand where you're coming from. You've managed to do what many authors can't, you've left us begging for more. Nicely played mate.

PS I had two different 'tsunami apocalypse' dreams last night. Luckily I had a notebook and pen by my bed. Now I have TWO tsunami stories I have to write. That's your fault lol!
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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It is a great fantasy, but since it appears to be set in NC it would have ended in part 1. He pulls the woman into his car at gunpoint. She immediately pulls her own concealed pistol and shoots him. Story over. That is how things work here.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 12:39 AM
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Thankyou for this - please keep on writing. As for first or third person perspective ... doesn't matter. As long as you stick to the same viewpoint for each section/chapter and don't go headhopping. If you need to do a retrospective piece to add history or a subplot or to move the plot forward a couple of weeks - run with omniscient observer viewpoint.

Really enjoying this. I can understand that the Solomon Island brouhaha is taking you away from your writing, but please persevere. As for a movie script? Just write the book first - the Hollywood moguls will get their own team of writers to hack it to pieces and ramp up the sexual tension and delete great chunks of it anyway.




posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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You're killin' me TA, I swear, you're killin' me. PLEASE post another installment! Every nice thing anyone else has said, I totally agree with. You really know how to get the reader right there with everyone on that mountain, Puuuleeze give us more!



posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 06:16 AM
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MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE


Researching the propehcies of Malachi and came across this one.



One of the most striking prophesies, reminiscent of the recent tsunami and the earthquakes now following the Pacific "ring of fire" as hundreds of submerged volcanos becomes active, was made by St. Hildegard shortly before his death in the 12th Century, was this one: "The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The Great Nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged. That nation will have many misfortunes at sea and lose it colonies. After the great comet, the Great Nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed. All sea coast cities will be fearful, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in one of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God. A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease in their butchery and be stricken with great fear."

Source



posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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Here's my dollar!



..but in all sincerity, I would gladly pay to read this story...It's got me hooked...I've been impatiently awaiting the next chapter, so I've went back and re-read it...still got me hooked...

I know how much time and effort it takes to write stories such as this, and in all fairness, you should pursue getting it published...just send me the link to where I can buy it if you do so I'm not left hanging.






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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Thoroughly enjoyed these installments.

Put me down as another who can't wait for the next installment. Wherever it pops up.

Great work True American!!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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Fantastic!! I found this from the link under your signature. You have the ability to create great mental images with your words. So no pictures needed for me.
I hope you keep adding to this great story!!
Thanks for sharing.



posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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WOW - I just found this thread. What a fabulous story. I am part way through Pt9 and reading as time allows.



posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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I'm really hoping TA will come back and give us more chapters.
My butt hurts from being on the edge of my seat.



posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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Ha, you guys think you have this all figured out. Not.


I threw several more twists in, and am actually up to Chapter 23- but kind of stopped writing on this for a while. I got so immersed that with the new unexpected twists I ended up painting myself into a technical corner of sorts.


So that kind of put a damper on it for me, and I am still trying to figure out how to get myself out of it in the story. It's tough- oh so tough. You see, I kind of wanted to keep this story in the realm of actual possibility. But I've gone over the top with the new chapters, and am sorta stuck- only because if I continue down the current path, a scientist somewhere will likely dispute some things. And we just can't have that, now! I want to be accurate to a large degree.

So should I sacrifice scientific accuracy for an over-the-top fictional story? That is the question I am having trouble with. So not being satisfied with either approach, I am in limbo after Chapter 23. Help.



posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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I think you should stick with scientifically valid stuff. It's interesting and the main cast so far don't seem like dummies and should be participants in scientifically valid recovery and/or survival. You've already established your/the hero's credentials with his recognition of what the massive P waves meant and how it contributed to his initial survival, although the caveman type kidnapping of a future mate, made a nice contrast.


When you run with far out stuff, there is always a risk of "deus ex machina" dropping in to save the day (and the manuscript), which is often a let down to the reader. I think you should keep the far out stuff for another short story. Your best ideas or the ones with which you are having fun, don't all have to be dumped into the one magnum opus!

I am hanging out for the next few episodes - please stop suffering from writer's anguish and get on with it! Pretty please!



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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Ok gonna type this up in Word first, my 1st attempt was timed out before I could post it.

I just read your Chronicle after clicking on your link under your signature. I want to tell you that I have read many books regarding this subject and yours is up there with the best of them. Bravo TA. I hope that a publisher picks this up and publishes it as it is very timely and now that the apocalyptic 2012 books are gone this one is a monster in the making. Not sure if you are going on the New Madrid scenario (my region) or not, but it looks more like you are using the Atlantic or Pacific plate movement possibility of massive destruction and tsunami generation.

What I found so enjoyable with the use of ATS to post your work is the input of members to comment on their enjoyment of your passion. The obvious involvement of ATS members in your story is a welcome break between Parts and gives time to reflect on what was read, where you might be going, etc, etc. Wasobservingquietly made me chuckle when he said he was looking through the trees too. The comment about the observation tower being a bunker made sense, a lot of preppers in those mountains.

One thing I was thinking was wouldn’t it be ironic if you started your story going over earthquake data and noticed a terrifying possible outcome that was playing out. You post your findings on Quakewatch to warn of the scenario unfolding. In the end or somewhere in your story, you start to meet up with your ATS believers and well I’m guessing the skeptics didn’t make it.

Part 15
• Who is the woman and what skills does she have?
• Is there food and supplies in her car?
• Were they the ones on the road that were stuck and if so where are the kids?
• Is that the end of the earthquakes or are there more to come?

Waiting for more…



posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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When will you be posting more parts? Eagerly waiting...



posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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Came here to write:


.....................crickets........................


But then I saw the posts!

IMHO...I would say, make it as scientifically accurate as possible.
I'm sure they will take plenty of 'liberties' with accuracy when it's made into a movie!!!


Quick, before a big, interesting quake in real life takes all of your time!!!
WOQ

Ha! When I read through this again, this slant came to me:
Don't worry much about being too scientific.
There are way more lay people than scientists.
Just so it sounds plausible, if not probable.
They WILL take plenty of liberties with it on film!

Sorry this was no help at all!!!

Without knowing the options, it's too hard to say one way or the other!
I guess what it all boils down to is, YOU have to be happy with the way it goes!

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posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 11:38 PM
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DAMMIT!!!! I WANT MORE!!!!
Mods: if he doesnt post another chapter by 27 April 2013, I DEMAND you ban him for driving us batsnot crazy waiting!!!!



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:48 AM
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Feedbooks and Smashwords are awesome.

I usually only lurk here. I tend to go into ATS tangients, clicking links in posts, or signatures, and next thing I know, I've got 6 or 7 tabs open.

I closed every damn tab to read this story. It's THAT good. I LOVE to read. Fiction, Non-fiction, Faction, Thriller whatever, as long as it's not Romance. I am currently obsessed with Apocalyptic, PA books. When I get into reading mode, that's all I do. No games, no FB, nada. I currently have at least 900 ebooks on my iPad's Kindle app. I crave books. I crave knowledge, I crave escape, sometimes.

I would TOTALLY pay money, to read this book. It's just that good.

So, I wanted to say Thank You, TA. You have captured my interest, and did it in a way that will also teach me about something I have no knowledge of (beyond the basics I see on TV or read in a news article): earthquakes.

You've got some bomb-ass skill, so thank you for sharing your knowledge and story with me.


I'll go back to lurking and reading now.



posted on May, 4 2013 @ 01:31 AM
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Just one word "WOW".....hoping you will continue the series I will be looking for it!!!



posted on May, 11 2013 @ 07:20 AM
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Update to readers:

Thanks once again, profusely, to all of you who are offering such encouraging remarks! They have spurred me on to find a solution to the technical problems encountered after Chapter 23.

The good news is I did find a way around those problems, and have continued writing. I have now completed Chapters 23, 24, and 25- as well as rewritten and/or added to- everything in Parts 1-22. You may notice I am now calling the parts Chapters- because- they have been rewritten to read more like real Chapters in a book. And that's because....drum roll... Yes! It is now a book. And I am going to treat it as such.

A book in the making, of course. Including Chapter 23, which is a special chapter for reasons you might find out later, I am up to about 80 pages or so, in Microsoft Word. My target is 300 to 400 pages for the completed book. And there will be other special chapters too.

It is full of unexpected twists and turns, nail biting suspense, along with other things. And it just makes no sense to keep publishing this here as I go, making you guys wait and wait for more Parts.

So I am going to hold on to all of it until it is done, just like a real book, and then put up a small website where people can go to read it, once completed. At that point I will also start approaching publishers and see what happens from there.

But it is your comments and enthusiasm which have inspired me to continue. Without them, there would be no book. So once again, a sincere thanks to all of you. And you just might find your username in the credits one day, along with a thanks and plug for ATS as well.

Over and out for now, and very sorry to make you guys wait more. But I will make it worth the wait- that much I promise. I anticipate it taking me a couple of months more, as I can, to complete it. That might be wishful thinking though, dunno.
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