Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Centus #58 Are You Prepared?

Here we are again, another Saturday Centus and a challenge to stimulate our minds. You know what they say...If you don't use it you lose it! 

This week Jenny's prompt has been provided by Nonna Beach. Everyone knows Nonna right? If not, please stop by and introduce yourself to her over at her blog: http://lynnskitchen202.blogspot.com/2011/06/novel-escape-saturday-centus.html 

This week's prompt is "The wall was built long ago" and is in bold. Jenny has increased the word allowance to 200 not including the prompt.

Now onto my contribution.....

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In the year 2012, the world started to change. The frequency of earthquakes, tornadic and volcanic activity increased to the point that civilization could not rebound before another event would occur. There was so much devastation that any hope of receiving humanitarian aid all but came to a standstill.

Those that remained in a state of preparedness throughout the years managed better than others. They listened and they survived. The millions of homeless people sought shelter on higher ground.

Those that lived along the eastern coastal stretch of land in Florida called Merritt’s Island would not leave. They believed that an old Seminole Indian blessing protected the area from hurricanes and other forces of nature. They believed that NASA had chosen the site of Kennedy Space Center for that very same reason. Then NASA left. Did the government know and just not warn those left behind?

False security was placed on a 10 foot seawall that founding fathers built to break the impact of an approaching tsunami. The wall was built long ago and it did not hold. The islanders could never have fathomed the height and speed of the tsunami created by the collapsing Cumbre Vieja volcano. Thousands of souls were washed out to sea.

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Are you prepared to be swept away by some really interesting stories? Why don't you stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent), you can get there by clicking on this link: http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturday%20Centus

So? Are you prepared?

Hope you enjoyed my fictional story. Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

16 comments:

Jo said...

wait ... i have to pick my jaw up from the ground ... wow! and let me say it again wow!!!

Bookie said...

Ames,this is too scary because it is too real!!! Been here watching aftermath of F5, flooding,hearing of fires, know of Missouri earthquake...all this month!!!!!!!! Yea,your story....too real sounding....

upinthecosmos said...

The weather just gets crazier and crazier... this could become non-fiction...

JJ said...

Ames: Good stuff, and you are excellent at it!

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent writing Ames !

I am in awe and totally blown away by your intricately weaved story ! My heart started pounding, the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I had the feeling I should jump in the car and drive inland ASAP, especially since I live 5 minutes from an Atlantic Florida beach...

BTW, you sweetheart, I really appreciate the Linky Love and awesome shout out too !

cj Schlottman said...

Ames,

Well done and way too close to home. Beautifully put together.

Namaste..........cj

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Gulp. This is very realistic, frightening and well written. Great job, Ames.
xoRobyn

Dazee Dreamer said...

ok, you blew me away. much like that wall on the small island. great job.

Kat said...

Wow Ames! This is so well done! Great use of the prompt. This does hit close to home after all the crazy weather we've had this year. Beautifully crafted story. Kat

Sue said...

Oh my gosh, Ames. This one rocked!

=)

Amanda said...

That had me shivering at the end Ames. It takes talent to properly harp on people's fears and you certainly have that.

Deb said...

Yikes! Scary thought but with all the weird weather you never know...

Judie said...

Still trying to figure out a way to get out of Titusville??? This is not it! But it is excellent, nevertheless!!
xoxo

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Excellent story especially with so many eerie weather events happening lately....and now it's hurricane season!!! Yikes!!!

Jenny said...

No, no. Say it isn't so? Is that where we're all heading? Okay, I'm heading to higher ground here in Arizona.

This was a wonderful twist, Miss Ames.

Tgoette said...

Great story Ames, and definitely something to think about these days with all that's happening around the world! Of course it's what you would expect, these being the end times and all! LOL!