Life slips pastA little boy and girl walked side by side down the dirt road. Laughter drifted lazily on the air with the butterflies and the breeze. They conversed about the day, elementary school, and their family. Suddenly, the girl poked the boy and ran on ahead, giggling as he chased after her and the game of tag began. After a few minutes they sat, breathless, on the grassy bank of a creek. The recent running, the heat of the day, and the babble of the creek eventually sent them into a happy sleep.
Years had passed and again the boy and girl walked down the dirt path. Both had grown; the girls hair had become longer, and the boy taller. Laughter still followed them, but it seemed different. It was the laugh of someone still happy, but not as innocent. The girl poked the boy and darted ahead again, the boy shook his head before reluctantly following, but only at a slow jog. After a minute, the girl stopped and complained to the boy, who just shrugged. They both sat at the creek o
EndWith a grin my friend throws me a grin over her shoulder before her black hair swings in front of her face like a curtain. With a quiet laugh, she walks away, and dissolves into the wind. My own curly blonde hair billows and blinds me. Annoyed, I grab and shove my hair over my shoulder. The image has changed now, I see my home.
Gardens pristine, neat, beautiful and full of flowers. Lilac fills the air with a sweet aroma. It the center of a neat, lush lawn, stands a Victorian styled house with grey siding and deep blue storm shutters and roofing. My home A sad happiness fills me like a gentle tide. It has been years
The door opens and my sister emerges, she is calling to me. Her voice muffled, distant. I move forward, but it feels like I am not moving. I enter the house and the entryway is filled with all my friends and family. Some I had seen recently, others I had not seen since my childhood. Laughter splits the air, and the apparitions vanish. I see myself, a child now, l
FloodDeep midnight blue stretched out for as far as the eye can see. The rising sun turned the nearby ice to gold. The entire area was as silent and still as death. Then, a booming crack sounds, the very air seeming to tremble as the crack expands along the ice, forcing its snaking fingers further and further. The water, awakened from its slumber, sensed the sudden weakness in its captor and pushed.
With a sudden watery explosion, the water surged free and set its fury upon the lands before it. The very air raced ahead in a shock wave as the flood began its race of destruction. Trees became nothing more than tiny sticks before the wall of angry water. They ripped from their homes before vanishing into the swirling, all consuming water. Animals grazing in the early morning light felt a rumbling in the earth. When they looked up, they saw a dust cloud streaking towards them at an impossible speed. The force of the rushing air knocked many off their feet then the waters attacked.