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Un'abilità che si impara in fretta, quando ti succede una cosa del genere, è recitare alla grande la tua fottutissima parte. E in questo non hai scelta, perché quando un uomo così ti fa una cosa del genere non hai più possibilità. L'unica cosa che puoi decidere è che ruolo vivere. Io mi sono scelta il mio e… è questo che vede.
—  Kristen Ashley 

The Disappearance of Ashley, Kansas

Story Type: Short story.
Length: Medium/Long.
Trigger Warnings: None.

Sometime during the night of August 16th, 1952, the small town of Ashley, Kansas ceased to exist. At 3:28am on August 17th, 1952, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake was measured by the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake itself was felt throughout the state and most of the mid-west. The epicenter was determined to be directly under Ashley, Kansas. When state law enforcement arrived at what should have been the outskirts of the farming community, they found a smoldering, burning fissure in the Earth in the earth measuring 1000 yards in length and approximately 500 yards in width. The depth of the fissure was never determined. After twelve days, the state-wide and local search for the missing 679 residents of Ashley, Kansas, was called off by the Kansas State Government at 9:15pm on the night of August 29th, 1952. All 679 residents were assumed to be dead. At 2:27am on August 30th, 1952, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake was measured by the United States Geological Survey. The epicenter was situated under what used to be the location of Ashley, Kansas. When law enforcement investigated at 5:32am, they reported that the fissure in the Earth had closed.

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