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|Meteorite ! (standard:science fiction, 422 words)|
|Author: Michael Lance Kersting||Added: Jan 29 2012||Views/Reads: 1724/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A runaway meteorite is on a collision course with the Earth.|
Meteorite ! A little excursion into the world of "what if..." Day 1 At first it was just a speck in the sky going unnoticed among the stars But as the days go by it became bigger and bigger heading on a collision course with the Earth .It was not detected until by accident an astronomer saw it coming through a powerful telescope Old animosities were put aside and the military of the major supers powers were contacted so as to devise a plan to stop it in its tracks .The public was not yet aware of it and so as not to cause panic the information was not disclosed. Day 2 It was decided by the military authorities worldwide that a joint effort be made to stop the invasion and nuclear rockets were dispatched to seek and destroy the incoming entity. But to no avail. The rockets proved ineffective against the twelve mile wide invader! Day 3 The meteor seemed to accelerate further and further on at tremendous speed at the stationary Earth Day 4 News of the meteor leaked out and fear and panic gripped the peoples of the Earth as never before. Day 5 The weather patterns began changing rapidly and there were giant tidal waves now 100 feet in height, toppling over huge ships in the now roaring sea like match sticks. Loud claps of thunder and jagged bolts of lightning ripped across the black skies as hurricanes and typhoons blast various coasts uprooting trees and demolishing houses by the thousands sending thousands of people to their deaths. The World was now in turmoil and chaos. Fear gripped the world as never before, panic and confusion were everywhere. even the Earth's wild life were affected scattering them in all directions like a disturbed ant's nest frantically seeking refuge in the hills and other places for safety. Day 6 The collated military completely lost control of the situation. Their puny weapons were ineffective against the huge incoming juggernaut. Day 7 The meteorite could now be seen the sky at daytime growing bigger and bigger! The world trembled in fear. Where it would crash no one knew. Panic grew! Instinctively, prayers were sent to various gods in various languages for protection. All heads turned upwards at the appalling sight. Then it crashed into the continent of ATLANTIS, with an impact that shook the world, wiping out all of it inhabitants and sinking it along with some other islands nearby. Can History repeat itself ? I believe it can. The End Tweet
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