Earth’s surface is uninhabitable and humans must live underground. However, travelling between different levels of the underground system is difficult.
Write about a character who needs to travel between levels.
Once upon a time, in a world where Earth’s inhabitants had taken refuge underground, a remarkable civilization thrived. They had built a vast network of interconnected levels, each serving a specific purpose. The surface of the Earth had become inhospitable, so the people had no choice but to adapt and create their own subterranean sanctuary.
In this underground world, the lower levels were dedic...
Everyone wonders what would happen to humanity if the world was damaged beyond repair. Well, I can tell you, we went underground. I know, you were expecting something like Wall-E where we went into space or something like ‘2012’ where we build massive arks. NOPE. We ran and hid.
You’re probably racking your brain trying to figure out what caused humanity, the beings at the top of the food chain, ...
When I was growing up, and vehicles were still in use, my parents used to take us on road trips instead of flights because it saved our family money.
We used to joke as a society about how dads were intent on stopping as little as possible, despite trips over multiple days. My brothers and I learned to piss in plastic bottles, which was easy having the pieces we had… but dad wasn’t safe when we n...
Navigating the corridors of this mind
Here we set
Fall into time
Let the thread unravel
It’s all the same in the end
All is gone
There’s nothing left to mend
Avoidance is a virtue
We can’t stand to admit
That the world in which I’m dying
Is the one I’ve always want
That’s all that’s left for me
So tell me
Would you leave me out to dry
While we’re waiting on the bloodl...
I was the 86th baby to be born in the Retreat. It’s funny that it’s called the Retreat. Insinuating this place is an escape to paradise, a trip to a ritzy, ever-sunny resort. The reality is the world finally nuked the shit out of each other, and the air’s set to be radioactive for the next 2 centuries. Until that fateful day comes, we have the Retreat. The Retreat is the last of humankind’s underg...
Ding! Dante heard the sound deep from the earth. Nine months of classes to get his certification all lead to his morning. He caught his reflection in the highly polished and began fidgeting with his slightly crooked bow tie. Twisting left and right Dante shoved the mangled strip of fabric. Stupid fancy dress, he thought and folded his arms, First days were hard enough without this getup. He struck...
As the alarm blared, Alex stumbled out of bed and made his way to the entrance of his underground abode. He checked the monitor displaying the outside world, revealing a barren and desolate wasteland that was once the surface of the Earth. He let out a deep sigh and turned away from the monitor. As the head engineer of the underground city, Alex had a lot of responsibilities. One of them was ensur...
Earth had been cleansed in atomic fire. Uninhabitable for two or more generations. Or so it was relayed to the underground survivors.
Bunker 6, a small group of tunnels built under the New York subway tunnels. Was now life to over seven hundred survivors. This is generation three in the Underworld. Where humanity hangs in the balance between fragile life and extinction.
“Nicky!” A young perk...
Hanging on four slim strings in front of my face are gleaming pearl white teeth. A pin sized hole has been drilled through each one. It’s obvious that the holes were made to accommodate the almost invisible line of filament that slithers through the center of each tooth allowing them to be hung from the ceiling. The strings slide through the cool air like pendulums. It’s hard not to...
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