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Throat of the World

Saturn Ring Blues
In 2008, I had a story in Realms of Fantasy called "The Light of a Thousand Suns."  In it, a group of magic wielders were making (voluntary) human sacrifices to neutralize nuclear bombs.  One person sacrificed per each bomb neutralized.  As a part of the ritual, the volunteers were thrown into "the throat of the world," a movable, bottomless pit.  Today, while following a link about sinkholes from jaylake, I saw a National Geographic picture of what I had in mind, a giant sinkhole that formed beneath Guatemala.  If there was such a thing as the throat of the world, it would look something like this.

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silk_noir
Mar. 8th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Gives you the phantods, doesn't it?
threeoutside
Mar. 9th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
Phantods is *exactly* the right word. *shudder*

~pauses a moment to honor that poor guy who was swallowed up by the earth under his bed this week~
madwriter
Mar. 11th, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
There's just something about a seeming perfectly-round sinkhole that gives me the heebie-jeebies in a way an irregular sinkhole never does. It almost makes me feel like a miniature black hole hit us, or something.
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