Naval patrol planes approached the scene, their aircrews on high alert. Warships of many nations approached the area concerned that some new weapon of mass destruction had been unleashed. Scientific teams from five countries hastily assembled and set out to investigate what caused the catastrophe.
CNN anchor, Janice Holbrook reported the astounding news, “A massive seismic event rocked the Pacific island of Paku-Paku this morning. Scientists report that the top one hundred meters of the island were obliterated during an unprecedented explosion.”
Behind her, footage from a Navy plane showed a huge cloud billowing three miles into the sky.
“The news has flummoxed scientists who say the destruction wasn’t caused by volcanic eruption. ‘The island isn’t volcanic,’ says Peter Sabong from Manila University. ‘Nothing natural could have caused this.’ This was no nuclear test say experts, but what could have caused the event has them scratching their heads.”
Meanwhile two sea monsters, each a thousand feet long, swam away from Paku-Paku as fast as they could. Klaptukas was unusually despondent. His mate, Llaturakka, sighed, “I really liked that island, you know.”
“Me too,” said Klaptukas, holding his sore stomach.
“Honestly,” groused Llaturakka. “Twenty cargo ships passed this area in the past two days. YOU had to eat the one full of jalapeno peppers!”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction. Find it here: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/sunday-photo-fiction-november-20th-2016/