Tag Archives: Weather Phenomena

How sad is it not to have a home THREE MONTHS after Hurricane Sandy?

My sister sent me this heart wrenching slide show a few days ago.  Again, The devastation of this hurricane is out of our minds when we don’t live with it, but people who were hit by this storm are still suffering.  What makes this sideshow sad is ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE INSURANCE, but none of them can get the money to fix their homes.

It’s so unfair, really.  My heart goes out to all these people, and the countless others also faced with such loss.

When you look at these pictures you may think “Where’s all their stuff, in storage?”  The answer is “no”  The sad truth is… there is no more “stuff”  What’s missing in these now empty homes in gone.  These people, three months later, still have nothing.

Flash Fiction Friday on Tuesday – Calm after the storm

Set the timer for five minutes.  Ummm…  Rain…  Go!

The unyielding drumming of rain on the skylights rattles the room.  The lamps cannot even penetrate the dismal dread of the storm.  Clouds swirl and billow overhead, while lightning demands attention as it crackles through the sky.



The eye of the storm.

The wary stand, and open their doors.  The porches damp, the yards flooded. 

The clouds break overhead.


Beyond the trees, a glow of cheer appears.  A giant bow of color reaching across the sky.

I smile, and raise my eyes to the sun.  Dread falls from my soul.  Banished.  Life starts anew.

Okay… that was a little weird.  For a minute I think I was writing poetry.  I never know what’s going to shoot out of my fingers when I set that timer.