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Unsolid Ground   1519.06.03  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
An earthquake surprises a group of fishers.
Posted: 07/24/18      [No comments yet] ~ 548 words.
 

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Dorom himself hooked a salmon
and several different rockfish.
That filled the first basket,
so he carried it back to the beach.

Returning to the spit, he took up
his pole again and was about to cast
when he noticed something odd
about the pattern of the waves.

"Eyes on the water, everyone,
what do you see?" he said,
and they chattered responses.

Then Deterra said, "Do you feel that?
Kind of a ripple underfoot, like when
water pulls the sand away from you."

Author's Notes

Written at the March 2015 Muse Fusion, prompted by Ellen Million (Earthquake!). Also fills Genprompt Bingo Card 3-16-15: Surprise / Shock.

Sea Spit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spit_(landform)

Spit Fishing in Alaska
http://www.greatlandofalaska.com/pictures/recreation/fishing-saltwater/

Sand Liquefaction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/29/opinion/l-sand-and-clay-prove-treacherous-accomplices-of-earthquakes-135388.html
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1000461/

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Characters Featured:
Jorin, Deterra, Brusha, Dorom,

Referenced Articles:
Itakith

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