Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Discovery!

At 12,500 feet, the crushing blackness jealously guarded its secrets. The powerful lights of the Argo reached no farther than 15 yards through the swirling silt. Like a rusty cliff, she rose from the floor of the Northern Atlantic. Titanic is found!


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  1. I love the Titanic. What a wonderfully sad discovery it was. It was an awful tragedy, but what stories have come of it!

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    1. Jennifer, I've always had a special love for the Titanic and all her stories. My 1st. grade teacher was a Titanic survivor, she was 4 yrs. old and lost her father to the sea. It made quite an impression on her as you can imagine! We were her last class before she retired.

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  2. Wow - I have always felt drawn to it since I was a kid. When the movie came out in the 90's I was there - had to see it. It just blows my mind! I've read books and watched the old movies but it gets me every time I think about it. What a sad, sad tragedy that didn't have to be...

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    1. My daughter is a big fan too, we took her to see the movie and I took her to "Ghosts of the Abyss" in IMAX 3D at the Henry Ford Museum...THAT was amazing if you get the chance.

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  3. One of my favorite shipwrecks. Well done!

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  4. I like reading about shipwrecks...how they were lost and some discoveries. You pulled off another good write.

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  5. That's interesting that your teacher was a survivor. How cool was that to have a piece of living history standing before you every day.. Great piece. And I voted. :)

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    1. She was one great lady, and one of my favorite teachers. Glad you liked it, and thank you for voting!

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  6. Super combination of fact and atmospheric description. My favorite line is "Like a rusty cliff."

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, glad you liked it. :-)

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  7. I love that you picked a historical subject for this micro. It worked really well.

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  8. Thank you Christine! "Deep" and "Water" only evoked one image for me...

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  9. Got to tell you this. About 4 months ago, an American couple came into the bar. It turns out the man works in IT but not normal IT. He ran the computer programme that they used to find the Titanic but apparently it was only a test. The real contract was after that, to find a sub that had gone missing, which they got after the Titanic success. Did not get his name, so it might be a steaming pile of BS but it was a great story.

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    1. That's fascinating...I'd love to have talked with THAT guy! Thanks for stopping by Squid!

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  10. This is awesome! I love the way you wove the Titanic into your story!❤️

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