Saturday, November 29, 2014

After the storm

As suddenly as the roar of the tornado had been on them, it had vanished, replaced by the staccato of rain on the shelter doors.

Tom Jennings pulled a weak smile and hugged his daughter.  ‘Well that was more exciting than Disneyland.  Come-on, let’s take a look.’

‘Tom,’ his wife warned.

‘I’m just taking a peek.’

He levered open a door and gazed out at the devastation, momentarily lost for words.

‘Tom?’

‘Well, the bad news is that the house and garage are gone.’

‘Gone?’

‘The good news is we’re alive and I’ll have plenty of work rebuilding the town.’




A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that must have been one awful storm!! Great story as ever, Rob.