When Gods Fail
When Gods Fail
By Nelson Lowhim
Copyright 2012 Nelson Lowhim
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This is a work of fiction. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any
resemblance to real people, living or dead or otherwise, is purely coincidental.
I'd been stuck in the cave for weeks. Months perhaps. Wasn't my fault. I planned to
spend a little more than a week in these caves, south of Portland, exploring new routes.
Then the earthquakes hit.
Stalactites fell from the ceiling above me. One crushed my watch as I protected my
head with my hands. Then the slide started. I thought of running back up the route I'd just
come down, but dirt and rocks filled up my route up faster than I could think, and I
watched as my only way out was blocked.
I screamed, prayed to be saved, but after a few hours I knew it was up to me to get
out. Rationing out my food, I thanked the Lord that there was a running creek where I
was trapped, and started to dig my way out.
I thought about what Carol would say if she found out what happened. She'd
probably ban my hobby. She never did like it. I couldn't blame her. After a few days,