#KrakenEvent

It was a sparkling morning in Bristol when a series of eyewitness social-media postings announced the end of the world. Was it a giant cephalopod? A flying saucer? The peanut-gallery chatter and retweets of the apocalypse put a funhouse spin on the spreading confusion — but the flames and destruction are decidedly non-virtual. British author Kevlin Henney’s latest for The Fabulist, “#KrakenEvent,” placed second in the Bristol Festival of Literature’s Kraken Rises! program.

@bristolballoon           4 hours ago
Good morning! Beautiful and unusually
stunning sky for this morning’s first Breakfast
and Balloons mass ascent of the fiesta.


@BBCBreaking           4 hours ago
Incident at Avonmouth near Bristol. No details yet,
but explosions reported. bbc.in/…


@apod                             Yesterday
Astro pic of the day: Dramatic shot of Comet
Chabotto-Zuan at perihelion taken last night.
apod.nasa.gov/…
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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Comet Chabotto-Zuan
This magnificent photo was taken last night by the Keck observatory on Mauna Kea. It shows Comet Chabotto-Zuan’s at its closest approach to the sun. After the disappointment of last year’s Comet ISON (Nevski-Novochonok), originally hoped to be the comet event of the century, Comet Chabotto-Zuan is proving to be far better than astronomers had hoped for any comet. Its tail is bright enough and long enough to be visible in daylight from most parts of the globe.

@bristolballoon          4 hours ago
A few minutes to go before the first balloon
goes up. About 150 balloons gathered at
Ashton Court this morning.


@tinfoiler                      4 hours ago
didn’t happen yesterday so prob today or
tomorrow #krakenevent #bristol


To Jemz Made it in time! Busy.
Balloons look amazing. In queue
for bacon sarnie. Rav

From Jemz Glad ur there. U r a
heffalump tho. Noisy leaving flat.
Couldn’t get back to sleep. Can’t
believe u got up early on a Friday
to cycle to c balloons. J

To Jemz Would u prefer I did it
Saturday instead? 🙂 Straight to
work after and see u tonight, go
to pub, yes? Rav

From Jemz Yes to pub. Next time
leave cup of T for me if ur gonna
make so much noise. J


@bristolballoon          3 hours ago
Can’t get over how amazing sky looks, with
half-moon & comet hanging there. If you have
a camera you should get some amazing shots
this AM!


@Astr0G33k                 3 hours ago
@bristolballoon yes, sky amazing, but should
be nearly full moon not half. Comet in wrong
place.


@BBCBreaking            3 hours ago
Update on Avonmouth incident: Royal
Portbury Docks reported destroyed,
other facilities in flames. Cause unknown. bbc.in/…


@tinfoiler                       3 hours ago
avonmouth destroyed sky wrong colour moon
wrong phase #krakenevent begun


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
Got bacon, got balloons! #BristolBalloonFiesta


@bristolballoon           3 hours ago
And the balloons are away! Amazing sight!
pic.twitter.com/…


@RavOnABike               3 hours ago
Bloody hell, there’s even a balloon that looks
like an airship! How cool is that? flic.kr/…
#BristolBalloonFiesta


@bristolballoon           3 hours ago
Truly magnificent, what looks like a zeppelin
has appeared among the balloons.
pic.twitter.com/…


@tinfoiler                       2 days ago
#krakenevent due tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
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tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
kraken event due

a kraken event is due. a kraken event does not always involve a kraken but it always involves anomalous events in and around bristol and always involves govt cover up. kraken events associated with significant comets. comet chabotto-zuan is most significant to date. event may spread beyond bristol this time. how do i know this? i used to work for D SECTION, top secret govt dept. details of kraken events going back over 500 years. mechanism involved unclear but probably some inter-dimensional/inter-temporal anomaly perhaps a portal or bridge. do not trust govt. save yourself.

@Astr0G33k                  3 hours ago
@tinfoiler that’s bonkers. Yeah moon is weird,
but portals, government cover-ups, really?!


@Konspiraseize          3 hours ago
@Astr0G33k @tinfoiler Its th real deal. Its
aliens opening portal. Krakns r aliens
#krakenevent


@bristolballoon          3 hours ago
My colleague has just informed me that the
zeppelin is nothing to do with fiesta. We’re
stunned and amazed! Looks like real 1930s
airship.


@BBCBreaking            3 hours ago
Eyewitness reports of something large and
strange sighted at Avonmouth, possibly
responsible for explosions. bbc.in/…


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
This gets better! Looks like WWII planes are
flying along Avon Gorge, under Clifton
Suspension Bridge. #BristolBalloonFiesta
flic.kr/…


@bristolballoon          3 hours ago
This is terrible. What look like spitfires opened
fire on airship. It exploded taking some
balloons with it. Emergency services called.


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
Can’t believe it: airship exploded.
#BristolBalloonFiesta flic.kr/…


To Jemz There’s been explosion.
Balloons and people burning.
Running and screaming. Love,
Rav.

From Jemz OMG! You should leave,
find somewhere safe. Luv J

To Jemz Am trying. Roads
chocker, but mountain bike FTW!
Speak later. Rav


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
Bloody hell, there’s even a balloon that looks
like an airship! How cool is that? flic.kr /…
#BristolBalloonFiesta
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@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
Can’t believe it: airship exploded.
#BristolBalloonFiesta flic.kr/…
15 Retweets

@tinfoiler                       2 days ago
#krakenevent due tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
23 Retweets


@BBCBreaking            3 hours ago
Reports of tragedy at Bristol Balloon Fiesta.
Some are saying an airship was destroyed by
aircraft. Number injured unknown. bbc.in/…


@Astr0G33k                  3 hours ago
Sky getting weirder by the second. It’s gone
from raspberry ripple to trippy 2001 end
sequence. And looks like moon has rings!


@ZoologyKath              3 hours ago
@Astr0G33k What are you smoking?!


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
This gets weirder and worse. Cumberland
Basin and looks like UFOs are shooting at
WWII planes. Two just downed in Avon. flic.kr/…


@EndTimesAComin   3 hours ago
@RavOnABike The end has begun. Repent
now and be forgiven. #KrakenEvent
#Leviathan #Revelations


@Konspiraseize          3 hours ago
@EndTimesAComin @RavOnABike those r
aliens in flying sourcers not GOD #krakenevent


@YouKippa                    3 hours ago
@Konspiraseize @EndTimesAComin
@RavOnABike Sounds like problem with
foreign workers running amok at Avonmouth
and balloon fiesta.


From Jemz Saw your tweet. U
ok? Luv J

To Jemz Yeah. Shaken. Freaked.
But yeah, OK. Heading home. Rav

From Jemz Won’t b here.
Walking to work. J

To Jemz Not sure good idea to
head into centre. Should stay at
home. Rav

From Jemz I understand ur
upset, but office not near Ashton
ct. Later. J


@RavOnABike              2 hours ago
Just seen what looks like SS Great Britain
cruising along the Avon! flic.kr/…


@PartEGrrl                    2 hours ago
@RavOnABike photoshop lol!


@RavOnABike              2 hours ago
@PartEGrrl It’s real. Image straight from my
camera. Check the file metadata.


@PartEGrrl                    2 hours ago
@RavOnABike yeah right!


@RavOnABike              3 hours ago
Can’t believe it: airship exploded.
#BristolBalloonFiesta flic.kr/…
191 Retweets

@tinfoiler                       2 days ago
#krakenevent due tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
666 Retweets


@Bristol_Culture       2 hours ago
Good morning! Seeing strange tweets and
hearing weird stories. Is there some citywide
flash mob thing going on? #KrakenEvent


@ZoologyKath              2 hours ago
Cephalopods don’t scale to ship size. Certainly
wouldn’t be strong enough to support selves
out of water or cause damage. #KrakenEvent


@RavOnABike              2 hours ago
The ship just got destroyed by something
*really massive* with tentacles. Now on land
destroying buildings, heading to centre.
flic.kr/…


@PartEGrrl                    2 hours ago
@RavOnABike photoshop ftw! #krakenevent


To Jemz You need to go back
home. It’s heading your way. Rav

From Jemz Ur not gonna believe
this, but just saw herd of unicorns
stampede thru Cabot Circus. Hurt
lotsa people. What’s heading my
way? J

To Jemz You won’t believe it
either: sea monster. Kraken?
Look at my pics on Twitter/Flickr.
Rav

From Jemz Will do. First helping
injured. Then will head home. J


@ZoologyKath             2 hours ago
My Norwegian colleague tells me it should the
krake, or the sykrake, as kraken means ‘the
krake’. #KrakenEvent #KrakeEvent


@PartEGrrl                    2 hours ago
@ZoologyKath so if it attacks a dairy it would
be a cream krake? 🙂


@ZoologyKath              2 hours ago
@PartEGrrl :^)


@BristolKraken           2 hours ago
Good morning Bristol! Let’s get Kraken! Here’s
a picture of me with a cat pic.twitter.com/…
#KrakenEvent


@PartEGrrl                    2 hours ago
#ff @BristolKraken #KrakenEvent


@RavOnABike              2 hours ago
The ship just got destroyed by something
*really massive* with tentacles. Now on land
destroying buildings, heading to centre.
flic.kr/…
1974 Retweets

@tinfoiler                        2 days ago
#krakenevent due tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
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@BristolKraken           2 hours ago
Good morning Bristol! Let’s get Kraken! Here’s
a picture of me with a cat pic.twitter.com/…
#KrakenEvent
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@ASPolice                       1 hour ago
Avon & Somerset police advisory: do not head
into centre of Bristol.


@BristolCouncil          1 hour ago
BRI and Children’s hospital being evacuated.
We’re also leaving the council buildings. We
can hear it coming. #KrakenEvent


@bristol247                   1 hour ago
Is that a bear in the Bearpit?! ow.ly/…


@ZoologyKath              1 hour ago
.@bristol247 No, it’s a Paraceratherium,
extinct. And dinosaur on Downs is
Apatosaurus. Herbivore, but big, so keep clear.
#KrakenEvent


@GOVUK                        44 minutes ago
Government advises cancelling any travel to
Bristol area for foreseeable future.
Hallucinogenic gas release at Avonmouth.


@Astr0G33k                  42 minutes ago
Duck and cover! Meteor shower: it’s started
raining fire. Buildings burning, cars destroyed.
Unknown gas giant in sky, large. #KrakenEvent


@guardian                      35 minutes ago
Events in Bristol this morning suggest rumours
of secret governmental group, D Section,
covering up strange events may be true.
gu.com/…


@MailOnline                 34 minutes ago
Disaster in Bristol! Immigrant workers to blame? dailym.ai/…


To Jemz Are you OK? Are you on
your way home? Rav


@BBCBreaking             25 minutes ago
Government blaming release of toxic gas for
strange reports coming out of Bristol this
morning. bbc.in/…


To Jemz Are you OK? Tried
calling, but seems can only send
texts. Stuck in rubble, avoiding
falling flames. I can hear it. Seems
like it’s nearby. I think there’s
more than one.


@number10gov            15 minutes ago
PM confirms that quarantine being set up
around Bristol. All armed forces involved.
Additional backup requested from NATO.


To Jemz Jemz? I love you.
They’re getting closer. I’m stuck.
Everything’s burning. Guess pub
tonight might be off? I love you.
Rav


@BBCBreaking            8 minutes ago
No mobile, landline or email communications
with BBC Bristol. bbc.in/… #KrakenEvent


@GOVUK                        1 minute ago
Keep Calm and Carry On


@RavOnABike              2 hours ago
The ship just got destroyed by something
*really massive* with tentacles. Now on
land destroying buildings, heading to centre.
flic.kr/…
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@tinfoiler                       2 days ago
#krakenevent due tinfoiler.blogspot.co.uk/…
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@GOVUK                        1 minute ago
Keep Calm and Carry On
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Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney (“Remembrance of Things Past”) writes shorts and flashes and drabbles of fiction and articles and books on software development. His fiction has appeared online and on tree with Litro, Fiction365, Dr. Hurley’s Snake-oil Cure, New Scientist and FlashStories.net. He blogs at asemantic.net, tweets as @KevlinHenney and lives in Bristol, UK.
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