Not much…

I stood in front of the old dilapidated garage. Home…for the foreseeable future. It’s not much, I’ll be the first to admit. But for now, it will do. How it had ever managed to survive is beyond me.

Yesterday’s storm had left it’s path of destruction right through our housing development. Our newly built wonder… a pile of toothpicks and rubble. Our possessions strewn for miles. Yet, by the grace of God, we survived unharmed. I closed my eyes and breathed a prayer of hope.

Author’s note: Last night strong storms rolled through. Monette, Arkansas was hit by a tornado, and a nursing home was destroyed. A mixed prayer of praise there. One life was lost… it could have been many. Here in Kentucky, a few hundred miles south and west of us, the town of Mayfield is waking to losses beyond imagining. Already, the news is reporting that there could be deaths over a hundred. A candle factory was demolished with 110 workers inside, many still unaccounted for as I watch the sun break through the heavy clouds. My heart is heavy with prayers and tears. Our old and much beloved minister transferred to the area to be closer to his family a few years ago. We wait to hear if they’re okay.

Sorry I’m so late this week. We had a death in the inlaw side of the family, plus a family holiday gathering. I got very ill while there and so had to be driven home. I finally have been reconnected with my car… then I ditched it in the ice. UGH! It’s been one of those “bear” weeks.

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here. This week’s photo has been graciously donated by: Copyright – Claire Fuller

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14 thoughts on “Not much…”

    1. It is a travesty, with over 70 confirmed dead and still close to a hundred or more unaccounted for throughout the tornado areas. They’re now saying at least 4, maybe more tornados with the longest one on the ground for over 200 miles.


    1. We live about 2-300 mile northeast of it all. Amen! Still, having been in their situation a few times, I am ever prayerful and on standby to travel if needed. We’ve been passing safe/well messages since and will continue as long as necessary.

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  1. Great story, bear. I think resilience is part of what makes humans such a successful (for now) species. I’m sorry for your loss and oh no on the car. Maybe people should start to build underground homes with that many devastating storms. Like Hobbit homes…

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