Story: "Noah Primeval: The Abyss" by Brian Godawa Genre: Fantasy Rating: PG-13
Noah finds himself in the uttermost depths of Sheol. The furthest possible distance from Elohim. He cannot escape. He cannot build the mysterious tebah, the box-like ark from his dreams. He is separated from the land of the living by the Abyss . . .
The pit was unimaginably deep. It was only about ten cubits or fifteen feet diameter, black, and solid, unbreakably hard, unscalable rock. And it must have gone down for immeasurable leagues of distance. So deep one could not see the bottom. But there was a bottom eventually, and it was the furthest depth of Sheol. It was the uttermost distance from the presence of Elohim. It was here that Noah had been imprisoned: Perpetual darkness, impenetrable silence, and absolute isolation.