I'm mostly posting these days at www.thepulpitandthepen.comThe Pulpit and the Pen, but this is one I'll post here, too:
Where in the World Blogfest
Prompt: If you could go through the Earth and end up in another country, where would you go?
Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China by Sherry Ellis
Of course, this isn’t possible. The Russians dug the deepest in the ground and it was only 40,000 feet, not even deep enough to break through the earth’s thin crust. That was done in Siberia, where they had a lot of available labor for digging (and drilling). They must have knocked off early in the afternoon and got into the vodka. After all, they only had 20,858,240 feet more to go to break through the other side.
If I could dig straight through starting here in Savannah, according to a really neat website (www.antipodesmap.com), I just might find the missing Malaysian airplane (Flight 370). Of course, I better hold my breath when I pop up on the other side of the earth because I’d be about 1000 kilometers west of Perth Australia (where they think the plane went down) and under 1000s of feet of water. But wouldn’t that be something. And think of the dire consequences for our planet as water rushes into the core and cools it off. But that geyser in the middle of the Indian Ocean would be something to behold. But enough nonsense. I don’t feel like digging this afternoon. I’ll put it off for a week or two.
Of course, if you have kids or grandkids who are curious enough to wonder what they’d find as they dig through the earth, check out Sherry’s book! It sounds like it’s a lot of fun.
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BLURB: Squirt doesn’t believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi’an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can’t go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don’t know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.
Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?
About the Author: Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.