A trip to the middle of the world yields some... interesting discoveries.
A Trip to the Middle of the World by DJ Tyrer
- ePub Digital: aprox. 8,800 words
- Publisher: Alban Lake Publishing September 2019
- Language: English
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Ready, at last, we began our descent, swinging back and forth like the pendulum of a demented clock, which was apt given my uncle was certifiably cuckoo to have dragged us down here. After being battered against the side of the fissure a few times, I began to have visions of us reaching the bottom of the crack with significantly-flatter noses.
Suddenly, something whooshed past us. I was so startled I very nearly let go of the rope, which would have brought this narrative to a premature and messy end, my uncle having eschewed the use of a safety rope for just such a contingency. Luckily, I didn’t, for which I am truly thankful! Instead, I hung there sucking in breaths as my heart hammered fit to exit my chest and make a plummeting descent of its own. Glancing over my shoulder, I spotted something large and bat-like gliding away into the distance; even with our lanterns blazing brightly, said distance was severely curtailed.
“My word!” my uncle exclaimed, spinning in circles as he attempted to crane his neck to see whatever it was. “That beast looked the spit of an extinct pteranodon!”