Calibration 74 is a serial novel experiment, posted raw and unedited as it is written. It is recommended you start at the beginning.
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20,000 leagues under the sea. War rages above. Every bursting bomb a flashlight. Every strike of lightning a vision. Eels slide by and clownfish laugh heartily.
A mermaid beckons me on.
I’ve nowhere to go. So, I follow.
King Neptune appears and hands me his trident. But I am no king of the sea.
He takes me hand and guides the point. A spark of light erupts from the tip. The eels start to dance and the clownfish all die, and a door lights up in the distance.
I look to King Neptune, and he merely nods. Then takes back his trident and flees.
The door in the distance glows, calling me by name.
And I kick myself forward, as the castle walls come crumbling down around me. Streaks of bubbles in their wake as they sink.
The door. The door. The door. The door.
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