In the Alley #amwriting

Thank you to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers!

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

In the Alley

When the barometer drops, I feel the rotation in the churning clouds. I’m itching to be with Jeff, chasing storms instead of sick in bed on my cell listening to them talk about congestion on the dirt roads. Too many novices craving tornado selfies.

“You’d hate it,” Jeff says. “It’s a freakin’ parade.”

Fear spikes. “Don’t get blocked in.”

“Me?” He chuckles.

Someone tweets: an F-4 heading south toward Jeff. The call ends. No signal.

Hail taps at the window. Debris swirls in the motel parking lot. Darkness devours. Sirens wail.

No need to chase the storm, it’s found me.

 

end

4/18/2018

Sascha Darlington

Advertisements

49 thoughts on “In the Alley #amwriting

  1. Since I’m a little late to the reading game ~ been “under the weather” ~ everyone else has said exactly what I would have said. Growing up in Denver, CO we had a few tornado warnings come down the wire and that was pretty freaky. Nicely told.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s