A Story of Entia By Kai Basseches Grade 6 In Entia, no one left the Geyser. To keep it stable, no one was allowed to leave...forever. Once you were born on the Geyser you stayed on the Geyser. Simple as that. No one really cared though. The Geyser rose 900 feet above the ocean and there were crystal clear views for dozens of miles. Because of the high oxygen content the food was delicious. There was squid, haddock, and Entian cod, a rare breed found only within a few hundred yards of the Geyser. Since Entia was at the very top of the Geyser, all of the houses that were upon this giant floating base looked a bit like very large dinghies. You needed boats to get around and the air always smelled like fish. The only source of fresh water was from the salty ocean water that was filtered. Why would anyone ever want to go? But one girl did. Aya. Aya had studied the outside world beyond the Guul ocean. The monuments, grass, the soil. She had even read about giant flying balloons! She had always been interested in the outside world. Ever since she was a little girl she loved to visit the park, the only place on the Geyser with lush, gree, vibrant grass. Aya loved the way it squeaked and shined; how it swayed in the wind. She loved the squirrels in the trees and the trees against the bright blue sky. She would spend hours watching the ants who marched along in lines as if they were soldiers awaiting battle against the true environment outside the park walls. Aya spent her days gazing out her window imagining that she could travel to the outside world. But all the while it was just her and the wide blue ocean. Aya’s mother and father were quite nice but just like everyone else, they were completely isolated on the Geyser. Life on the Geyser never changed. Everyone did the same thing day after day and there was never anything new or exciting to talk about. Everyone except Aya’s best friend Yani. She had the brightest smile and was always ready for an adventure. But when Aya suggested escaping the Geyser to her Yani just couldn’t bring herself to go along. She just couldn’t let go of the good memories she had with her family and friends.
Literary Art Magazine Pierson Middle School Sag Harbor, New York May 13, 2019