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Succinctly Yours: Irene

Succinctly Yours is a weekly meme by grandma. Of this meme she says:

How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more. This one is 140 characters.

She loaded the car with their bags and cast one last long look behind. Waves already pounded the beach. She prayed their home would survive.

Note: This post is scheduled because I may not have power tomorrow. Or this week. It is inspired by both the picture and the rain presently pounding the streets outside. The picture seems particularly appropriate. Or maybe I just can’t help but see Irene everywhere just now. Be safe everyone!


23 thoughts on “Succinctly Yours: Irene

  1. Oh, I cannot imagine my home being destroyed…by flood, fire or earthquake. This is a sobering SY story. Hope you’re staying dry or as dry as possible!

  2. I enjoyed your take, and I wish you the best! We took punches from the storm all yesterday and this morning-I think at last count we got about 4 inches of rain. (Quite enough thank you!)

  3. Oh Sonia, I feel for you! Been there too. 🙂
    My hope for you today is that the waters didn’t come high enough for your needing to bail out and that the roof is still standing tall over your head.
    Well, if those ladies’ home is still fine then I hope they will just go ahead and take holiday for the week coming.
    In July, 1979, we had 32 inches of Tropical Storm Claudia’s water in our home. In the middle of the night we bailed out the only ‘high’ window and waded to safety. Mrs. Jim carried the dog, I carried our five-year-old daughter and one small piece of luggage.
    We did recover, no insurance on anything except the house, and after a few years had a pretty good stash of junk and furniture again.
    Life goes on.
    P.S. I made my micro-fiction decent since you probably looked at it. I appologize for the vulgar first take.

    1. They didn’t! My street never really flooded at all. Lots of downed trees. I was lucky. I am sorry you had to go through that.

      I didn’t think it was that vulgar !

  4. What a terrible thing to have to do – pack up your bags, not knowing if your house will still be standing next day/week. Good use of the picture.

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