You guys! I'm super excited to be a part of Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021! Last time our project was backed at 248% of our goal and we're back at it again. My story is an other adventure for Molly Maloy during the Great Earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco. She meets up with some old friends and foes, and the clock is ticking for her to save the day. Below is an excerpt of the story. If you like it and want to read more consider backing our project here.
She swore that only Armageddon itself would see her back at this place. As she surveyed the ruins strewn around her, she figured this was close enough. In the early hours of April 18th 1906 a violent quake hit San Francisco and in a matter of minutes the city that served as Molly Maloy's childhood home was reduced to rubble and flame. Molly thought of how she remembered her home, The Queen of West, a vibrant humming metropolis brimming with life and activity. But now it stood in flames and rubble in stark contrast from the royalty it once was.
Molly strolled along the streets, heart heavy. She came here to check on her mother after hearing about the quake, but her mother would not see her. Molly’s mother’s caretakers told Molly that her mother was given to foul moods, forgetful spells, and bouts of malaise. This was not the Mary Maloy who could charm the most elite of San Francisco socialites with her conversation, who would had enough energy to plan fund raisers and cotillions. Molly knew her mother was in the evening of her life, and she hoped she could patch things with her. But she knew it would not be the way of things.
Molly shook those thoughts from her head and focused on the scene before her. There wasn't a building in sight that didn't suffer from some sort of damage. It was truly hell on earth. However, for all the carnage the community did seem to be in good spirits. Most were optimistic about their future. They were confident they could rebuild and start again. The streets were bustling with people cleaning, building, and generally trying to get their lives back together.
Paige Daniels likes to tinker and make crazy stories swirling around her brain come to life.