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After the Earthquake


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After the dust had settled and the shaking had stopped Pete and Chris ventured outside to see if any damage had been done to the outside of their house.

“That was quite the rumble. What would you say it was, a 5 or 6 on the Richter scale?”, Pete asked Chris as they were looking at the huge cracks on the backside of the house.

“I’d say it was at least a six, the damage done to those bricks will have to be fixed soon. Do you know of any brick masons?”

“Well since the quake knocked out the internet and our cell phones are not working; how do we find one?” asked Pete.

Chris sighed, “Didn’t we have one of those phone books, I think it was called the … something or other pages.”

“Don’t you remember telling me to throw it out? You said it was useless. It might have come in handy to find addresses right now and maybe even a person that could repair the bricks. It was probably the last book on earth!” Pete said with sarcasm.

© Susan Zutautas 2020


This short story was written for a challenge over at Reena’s called Reena’s Exploration Challenge. 



24 Comments Post a comment
  1. You have effectively summed up the problems awaiting us all with today’s high reliance on technology

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    February 10, 2020
  2. They still circulate booklet versions of local vendors with newspapers around here. I wonder if anyone refers to those.

    Thanks for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 9, 2020
  3. OMG. I wonder what kids sit on nowadays when their mom cuts their hair……

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    February 9, 2020
  4. I think I still have one, somewhere. Now I’ll never throw it out! Great Take Susan! 🙂

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    February 9, 2020
  5. Wow, I’m glad you are all okay. I’m surprised this doesn’t make your poor home uninhabitable. Glad it doesn’t. Good luck.

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    February 9, 2020

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