Posts Tagged: asteroid
Before time. A dream announces the imminent tsunami to the hero. November, 882. In a dream Wang sees the Earth’s magnetic field. A year later he would set sail with the first navigational compass.
Tidal change follows the expected accident, said Mark, polishing a wooden box. What is the expected accident, asked Gaia. She was looking around while Julia was drawing at a desk behind her. The expected accident was the end of the
Julia took note of the water level every day until she could see the submerged windows of the buildings getting closer to the surface. She would have been able to look inside but the canals were so full of
Before time. The fall of an asteroid provoke waves that inundate coastal cities throughout the Middle Sea. May, 1933. An asteroid hits the moon, changing its orbit. It will become known as Moony.
Julia woke up on the floor of the living room. The sky from the windows was bright and clear. Gaia was on the floor next to her, her breathing slow. Kristen was on the sofa, her head reclined towards
Julia, Gaia and Kristen danced and laughed while the building creaked and shook. Waves were grazing the windows and rain was pouring from the sky. The moon loomed as large as ever through the clouds.
Inside the apartment Kristen was singing loudly in the living room. She smiled at Julia and Gaia as they came in, wet and shaken. Come on in, I’ll make some tea, we’ll dance to the waves until it’s quiet
Julia and Gaia heard the water raising in the darkness below them. Julia could not move until Gaia embraced her. The winds were howling and rain fell from the fast-moving clouds. Gaia took Julia by her hand on the
And then, suddenly, it came and went. The building trembled as if a water dragon was trapped inside. Julia felt her stomach fall, Gaia wanted to cry but no sound came out.
March 1930. The construction of the Joshua Barrier, to protect the city of Helobiae from the higher water level, is complete. August 1933. An enormous wave, caused by an astronomical event, overtops the Joshua Barrier.