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Standing on shaky ground

I was wondering, as so many people on this site are from so many different parts of the world, how many have experienced a strong Earthquake and if it was your first earthquake how did you react?
They say there is always a first time for everything.
If you like you can write a little story or poem about it.


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


Last year Wellington had a 7.2 earthquake which though fairly up there as far as quakes are concerned, did not actually do much in the way of damage; unlike the one in Christchurch which the local councils, insurances and an army of contractors are still working on.

The one in Wellington started fairly mildly with the ground trembling for about 10 seconds or more then the quake became stronger and stronger. However it felt more like vibrations than actual shaking so I suppose that was why it did not cause much damage. Shook people up more than anthing and was the focal point of discussion for quite sometime afterwards.

Wellington is on a fault line and is always experiencing on earthquake or another but the 7.2 was the strongest up till then I had felt.


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


I haven't experienced a earthquake. I am in Australia and we don't have earthquakes.


Analise Arto

5th May 2013


i have experienced many earth quakes when my wife with her big fat ass came to bed .....the bed would tilt to her side and i would roll over her as my only choice... as i find it difficult to sleep on my side of the bed holding on to the matress.....sometimes i kick her fat ass to move but she is quite immovable....sometimes there are only rumbles preceding an earthquake when she releases fumes and gas in the form of farts....and there is no warnings there....talk about bulk in the form of 2 very large beachballs stuck together....and that is how her big ginormous butt is....a true embarresment to humanity....i tried to teach her and convince her to take up some dangerous sports in the hope that she gets eaten by a shark taking a liking to her jello like quiverring rump....or maybe skydiving.....


Ahmed Alireza

4th May 2013


Ahmed...That was not very nice, or Christian like.
So, why did you marry her?

Would you like her to read what you have written?
Then, how would you feel...especially towards a woman you have promised to love and respect?

Was this meant to be a fun piece?
I doubt anyone here on this site, would find it funny!


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


Ahmed, say you are sorry you said that at once please. You might have paid a personal trainer to help her lose weight my friend. You know women from our parts of the world have weight issues due to a luxurious and easy lifestyle.

She was Mrs Ahmed once, so by association, don't make fun of your ex wife. Not good at all. :(

Lucy, this is the cynical view of a guy who was probably harassed to death by the Mrs. There is sometimes a point where men from our part of the world can't take it any more. Still, I agree about the lack of respect here for the lady. We are not supporting anyone here on being too harsh about anyone, no matter how much they may deserve to be made fun of.


Asma Ahsan

4th May 2013


October 8, 2005, I was asleep at 8 in the morning when an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude shook us up in Islamabad Pakistan. We lived on the first floor of a small house, so we ran down, grabbing the kids, and waited on the road outside for it to be over. A huge crashing sound only a few kilometers away from us had us rushing over in our car to check what happened and found out that it was a building that had fallen and so many people were buried in the debris.

For many days, both alive and dead people were dragged out of the debris. My husband worked With them too, and over the next year we all donated as much as we could for the relief camp. Six months later, prices for houses rose and our landlord asked us to leave. We rented a ground floor apartment in the second building next to the building that was torn down by the earthquake. I lived int he earthquake area for almost six to eight months.

We had seen a flat to rent in the building that fell just three months earlier but I had rejected it in favour of a quiet home. Had I taken it, I may have been dead as that flat was destroyed with the earthquake.

Details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Kashmir_earthquake

We moved to Dubai the following year.


Asma Ahsan

4th May 2013


Asma...Thank you for understanding and letting me understand from your POV.

He should have said it was a humorous piece or whatever...even cynical maybe?
But I still don't think he should have said THAT about his (ex) wife?


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


It's ok. Men say worse stuff in private. :) you haven't heard Pakistani men when being cynical.


Asma Ahsan

4th May 2013


the whole thing was a joke....good grief
it was not about my ex.....who was not fat at all....i never write about my ex good or bad....


Ahmed Alireza

4th May 2013


Well if anything Ahme Alireza sure got the ball rolling with this discussion. As I say Wellington is constantly having slight Earthquakes but somehow I have never really got used to them. Mostly because you never know how strong they are going to get, even if they initially seem quite small.

Asma Ahsan that was an interesting piece you wrote about the Pakastan Earthquake, must have been a frightening experience. Glad you and your family survived. I think the worst part would be to see so much devistation and death all around you.


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


Leslie. I had been to Christchurch, BEFORE that fatal earthquake.
It held lots of memories for me.
I had been there for the first time in 1972, and again in 2003 for my 30th Wdg. Anniversary, before it all happened. Fortunately, the Christchurch Cathedral remained intact. Amazing!

Here in Melbourne, we have experienced, 5 - 6 point earthquakes, but nothing drastic.
I felt the RUMBLE once, BUT THAT'S ALL.
I live in a safe city, however, the USA is different, for it is on the plate that goes around to Asia, so, with all those experiments that scientists are working on for the future, it makes sense that those plates get interfered with and will react, by correcting themselves. We, in Australia, are safe!
We are living in a lucky Country! Yes we are!


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


Ahmed...What do you expect a reader to understand, when you write that way?
Is it creative? Is it personal? Is it tasteless? You be the judge.
However, state the content from the beginning, so we readers can see it from your POV!

I would love you to give us a piece of readable writing for a story. Let me please change my opinion of you. Otherwise, who cares?


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


a story is a story....and the story writer has every right to say it in any way he feels regardless of peoples sensitivities......the reader has no right in interfering in the authors story line....i have every right to tell a story of a fictitious fat wife and proceed to charecter assasinate her.....i could have simmilerly written a story pretending to be a women and bad mouth my fat husband ...... i have written many stories pretending to be a women .....the few lines i have written describing my fat wifes ass is a good story... for it had immediate effect on the audience and drew instant response...i believe it is the duty of the writer to aggrevate the readers in any way he can .... i am sick and tired of reading nice stories with nice endings.....


Ahmed Alireza

4th May 2013


What is wrong with that? Romance is beautiful. Change your way of thinking, and you will be better off. Otherwise, I have no more comment.

Just state at the beginning of a story, THE CONTENT. Okay?

It is late at night here, so I need to rest!


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


ok


Ahmed Alireza

5th May 2013


Ahmed Sir, you were supposed to write a real story, something that happened to you in real life. A story that happened to you in reality, or at least thats what i thought leslie meant. What is the reader supposed to think if a writer discusses his real wife like that. It's embarrassing!

Sigh, you fight too much. At least read the topic before getting all angry. :(


Asma Ahsan

5th May 2013


whenever i write up a story its always invented and the charecters bear no resemblance to anyone in my life .... the charecters i make up from my imagination......i am not in the least angry with anyone or anything....maybe i should have made it clear from the start that i was not making a refrence to my wife.....


Ahmed Alireza

5th May 2013


No problem at all Ahmed. Lucy and I were shocked because we thought it was a true story.

It's all LESLIE's FAULT! :P

Leslie did it I tell you. He should have told us fiction is allowed in here. :)

Glad we cleared that.


Asma Ahsan

5th May 2013


Actually...everytime...I take quill in hand, I do feel a slight tremor.


Allen Clarke

4th May 2013


Ok everyone calm down and leave Ahme alone. Ahme's post is just a different angle or take on the subject of Earthquakes, which after all make things shake just like his fat ass wife and her farts (LOL). Nothing wrong with a having a sense of humour, it is good to read the lighter side of disaster.

I didn't actually state that the extent of the earthquake, ie it doesn't have to be a major shake causing cities to turn to ruin and rumble, it can, if you so wish, be a thought or reaction to having the ground move under your feet in a way it has never been moved before.

So here I stand next to Ahme waiting to have our mouths washed out with soap and water then sent to bed without any supper.

Come on, do your worst. I double dare you all!


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


The picture at the top of the page which the following lnk opens up to(may have to scroll up). Asma's little picture illustrates the views of this discussion quite nicely.

http://www.scribeslice.com/group/discussionview/793/Throwing-a-Tantrum/30/0/#10555


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


Asma Ahsan

5th May 2013


Very funny. Like the link Asma


Leslie Blackwell

5th May 2013


Thanks. :)


Asma Ahsan

5th May 2013


I liked it too Asma.

By the way, I looked up the link of the Kashmir earthquake.
Thanks for that, for it was an interesting read.


Davide Castel

5th May 2013


It was terrifying. I was depressed for a year and only became better when we moved to Dubai. I saw the debris daily as it was next door to me.


Asma Ahsan

5th May 2013


California is the one state expected to have a massive earthquake and I'm terrified! I always run out when there's an earthquake. So far only small ones have occured... twice when I was in the shower, many while asleep, once at school (my class is in the oldest building there and I am on the second floor) I panic. Oh! and once at work! I grabbed the kids and ran! They looked at me like I was crazy!


Daniela Bustamante

6th May 2013


thank you mr blackwell


Ahmed Alireza

7th May 2013


Daniela, Please don't explain how you ran out when in the shower. I absolutely forbid details in here.


Asma Ahsan

7th May 2013


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