The Earthquake was the seventh story, and the first prose work, created by Sara Bardi for Mal's Manor. It featured Melanie Ravenswood, Henry Ravenswood, Martha Ravenswood, Jake, Jasper Jones and Anna Jones.
Following the infamous 1860 earthquake that destroyed Thunder Mesa, Melanie Ravenswood, aided by the house staff and by Jake, discovers her dead parents in the ruins of the parts of Ravenswood Manor itself that were damaged in the quake.
- This unofficial short story is an attempt to depict the death of Melanie Ravenswood's parents in the 1860 earthquake, a well-known element of the backstory of Phantom Manor (1992) also referenced in Family Secrets (2012).
- Mal's Manor later ran what was essentially a sequel to this story in the form of The Refurbishment (2020).
Behind the scenes
The Earthquake was released in August of 2020.