Once you put the ball back into its container and into the ground, you feel it shaking – the ground, that is. It begins to come apart like a rickety fault-line.
“Maybe the bomb projected its explosion deep into the earth!”
The crack moves faster than you can run away from it.
GULP! The temporary fault swallows you up and closes its mouth for the next two years.
It takes that long for satellite imaging techniques to catch up with the revelation of what lies beneath the North Dakota crust. Ruins of a mysterious, underground world are uncovered by the archaeological teams…and you’re there to tell the tale of its final days.
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