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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Scorched Earth, by Walter D. PetrovicThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.net** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in thisfile. **Title: Scorched EarthAuthor: Walter D. PetrovicRelease Date: September 26, 2004 [eBook #13528]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SCORCHED EARTH***Copyright (C) 1980, 2004 by Walter D. Petrovic. SCORCHED EARTH A Future History of Planet EarthBy: WALTER D. PETROVICwalter.petrovic@3web.net(c) Copyright 1980 + 2004Note from Author: April 2004This was my first novel committed to paper during my initial year of college 1979-80. I was studying Film Production withthe goal to becoming a screenwiter/director.Life rarely allows most of us the opportunity to achieve our life-long goals but this did not stop me from pushing-on withmy writing. I recently realised that the real joy of writing was not in the money and fame that comes with publication but thethrill that comes with the appreciation of something that is a monumental undertaking - such as, that of writing a book.I do aspire to be published at some point, but for now I wish to have the ...

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Scorched Earth, by
Walter D. Petrovic
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
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eBook, Details Below ** ** Please follow the
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Title: Scorched Earth
Author: Walter D. Petrovic
Release Date: September 26, 2004 [eBook
#13528]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)
***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK SCORCHED EARTH***
Copyright (C) 1980, 2004 by Walter D. Petrovic. SCORCHED EARTH
A Future History of Planet Earth
By: WALTER D. PETROVIC
walter.petrovic@3web.net
(c) Copyright 1980 + 2004
Note from Author: April 2004
This was my first novel committed to paper during
my initial year of college 1979-80. I was studying
Film Production with the goal to becoming a
screenwiter/director.
Life rarely allows most of us the opportunity to
achieve our life-long goals but this did not stop me
from pushing-on with my writing. I recently realised
that the real joy of writing was not in the money
and fame that comes with publication but the thrill
that comes with the appreciation of something that
is a monumental undertaking - such as, that of
writing a book.
I do aspire to be published at some point, but for
now I wish to have the world-at-large read my
works and hopefully to enjoy them.
I only request this one thing from the reader -
please drop me an email to let me know that you
have looked at my work and your honest (and
critical) opinion of my material.Please enjoy, and I thank-you.
Walter D. Petrovic
THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF OUR
WORLD
APOCALYPSE - THE BLUE INFINITE
The idea simply was. The single Spirit had begun
what was to be the test for its being-its endurance
and tolerances. It was set into motion by great
hands and the power of will, churning the infinite
matter and energy and bringing into being the
stunning light of a living state. Matter collapsed into
itself, separating from chaotic waters the vapours,
the gases and ice-imploding into a bottomless
abyss that collected everything into one single
focus-and not excluding the pureness of the
energy itself.
Everything was brought together at one point and
at one instant-fire and the waves, also. Everything
was made grand and rock hard, held together by
their infinite natures and limits.
The Universe simply was. All its heavenly bodies
were compelled to turn and to make their way into
infinite end, while they grew in nature and in kind,
making their firmament and their gleaming lights to
be awakened at their first moment of life-their firstday. Time had begun, and with its cycles of night
and day, seconds and light years, stellar light
joined the spheres in moments so brief as to deny
comprehension, in a time that spanned infinite
dreams.
Light was life. With this life, the ages passed into a
third order. As if a single day had passed twice
from awakening, the heralding joys of this new-
found life had permitted growth to those things
named leaves and trees-the fruits by which the life
to come would consume and hitherto live.
Perpetuation . . . assurance by tiny seed that beat
with life in a harmonious pulse, the genesis of a
new life within the ground that would grow to feed
the firmament with breath and thus tempting more
life to be.
The further ordered time had lapsed. In passing as
if five thousand, thousand years flashed by
instantly. In these times the Universe was seen as
it reeled and smiled, content with the pleasures of
being. Freedom had taken its accounting. Life left
the dark waters for the light of land. Propagating in
their kind they were of dual sexes, soon to cover
the expanse of their terran home.
The Thought knew itself. The Thought was life. The
Thought prompted into Its Being the struggle to
survive in the harshness of its new awareness and
substance.
Flesh came from the earth. Blood coalesced from
the dew of morning and eyes that could see thenew wonder were carved from the Sun's own rays.
Intelligence sprang from the swiftness of the clouds
covered by the veins and hair, born from earthly
grass and breathing with the life of the wind's own
spirit. Each substance could feel and find meaning
for its life. The flesh heard, the eyes saw and the
souls could smell the life to its fullest beauty. The
veins of life knew the touch of life, and the currents
of blood tasted life's sweetness. Bones claimed
life's stature through endurance while new thoughts
explored their cravings and their urges. They knew
their pleasures and their joys.
Man was the life and death that followed. The
thoughts that served him well in understanding his
infinite life had set him to prey upon his own kind
and in falling from his cosmic grace, he found
mortality through his love for woman.
He cleaved only to her. He obeyed and honoured
only her. He permitted his gift to fail him for a
suggestion that there was more to life than the
bliss of a simple and peaceful being.
There was more than long life and contentment in
a world of fruitful abundance, to use at their
slightest whim. Yet, all this was to pass away from
sight when they allowed their manners to fail them.
Whims of habit overtook them and tore them from
the eternity of the Universe and its Grand Thought.
The Grand Thought that no longer would care for
them, but indeed set them onto a path of struggle
for survival.Impatience reigned on a tiny speck of universal
dust. The Earth suffered from that day when
curious questions began to jab at its Heart, and to
tear into the very atoms that insured existence.
Life was aware of impending mortality and that life,
which called itself Intelligent and Humanity, had
turned its struggle to live into one of greed and
self-fulfilment.
Millennia passed, witnessing countless struggles
between the intelligent human beings who warred
over arid and barren parcels of land which could be
traversed by foot in a fraction of a day.
Love was locked out of the hearts of men, and
hate was to ravage the civilized. Hate and greed
tempted all whom were alive to hurt their own kind,
and to hurt their stellar home, as well. Through six
thousand years, minds and souls searched for
truth but turned their hearts away, from the few
which had come to help them. They allowed their
violations to stain and bloody their souls. They
carried on as if nothing could touch them in life, or
in death.
Mankind took command of everything and like
maggots devouring rotting flesh, grew in knowledge
and in material things until the very essence of life
itself was at their command.
It became an unsure and frightening time in the
Earth's history. Mankind had now realised that the
total destruction of everything that they knew, and
craved for, could happen within minutes. It wasdestruction that they, themselves, could cause
through the slightest whim ruled by hate. Through
pangs of anxiety, the Earth itself spewed forth fire
from its bowels. The land shook and called its
children, that circled close to her, to come and fall
to her bosom and to cry with her.
Even the Earth, the mother, waited anxiously for
the Idea and the
Essence to intervene.
GINN-JULY 2011
A MOVEMENT TO FINALITY
The Twentieth Century was ravaged by bloody
wars and more people lost their lives than in all the
wars and all the murders that took place since the
dawn of history, and the ancient account of the first
murder.
Paranoia reigned on the Earth. Great multitudes
scurried about in panic searching for shelter and
trying to live without substance or material things.
Individuals watched the great Nations rise up
against each other 3/4 pulling in all smaller nations
to fight beside them, thus perpetuating the global
conflict. Twice were such great wars. Many smaller
wars were the same, though thoughts in such
conflicts were suppressed by being called "police
actions!"Tensions formed between all peoples.
Politics, economics and retarded beliefs set the
course for the world to crumble.
Latent barbarism that peeked through the veneer
of intelligence and civilisation was set to push the
world to its final conflagration. Then, at the verge
of bloodshed and misery, nature itself began its
assault. Dozens of man named Apollo Asteroids,
which circles the Earth, had been moving closer
and closer over the millennia, unseen by the naked
eye. Ignored by the stupid and the intelligent alike,
these rocks fell to the Earth in great fury, blasting
the entire surface of the great home.
False prophets cried to the people to repent of
their sins, for God had come. They hid themselves
in shelters and in mountains afraid of mortality, to
be punished for being hypocrites while hoarding
and hiding great wealth for use in later times.
When all was done great cities were laid waste and
disease moved across the land and seas to visit all
people. A billion individuals perished in the cosmic
catastrophe. A billion more dropped dead from the
diseases that could no longer be controlled.
When normality finally returned those who
remained alive united to rebuild the planet. People
of absolute opposing views on Politics, Religion and
life in general, let their hate go from them and so
began civilisation anew. However, each of the
sides still had their own future plans and desires.Soon thereafter everything was rebuilt and they
resumed in their previous and hateful ways. The
people, called Communists, still had cravings to
rule the entire world. Those, called peaceful and
democratic, were not far from similar aspirations.
In utter stupidity, arms were again manufactured
for defence.
Trusting no one, the people called 'Americans'
resumed in their secret building of great
subterranean cities across the face of the North
American Continent. These were the cities that
were conceived and under construction since the
great destruction of two Japanese cities during the
period called World War II. Having been the
wealthiest of the Earth's nations, the Americans
continued with their early nuclear war survival
plans, designated as "Proposition Blue". It was this
proposal that expedited the construction and
populating of those cities named the Omega Sub-
Ground Installations: (O.S.G.I's).
Constructed near more populous areas and
connected by underground pneumatic travel tubes,
each city was designed to host some one thousand
individuals made up of the chosen elite. These
were the scientists, artists and other members
from the intellectual community. The 1950's
through the 1980's saw the building and populating
of seven O.S.G.I's at the following locations across
North America:
OMEGA 1 - SOUTH: Near Eldorado, Texas