The Day She Blew
This was written for Six Sentence Story over at GirlieOnTheEdge.
Word prompt: “Mountain”
It was May 1980 and I was on my way out the door heading to work thinking it’s a beautiful sunny day, it’s almost a shame to go in after days and days of rain.
Pondering whether I should call in sick and enjoy some sunshine, my conscience got the best of me and I continued onto my car.
Wow, was my car ever dirty, how on earth did that happen, I’d washed it two days ago.
As I got closer, I noticed that it wasn’t dirty, it was covered in ashes’.
I immediately looked up and down the street trying to see if there were any signs of a fire that may have happened.
My neighbor’s son came outside and was walking towards me saying, “I guess she blew; the mountain must have been pretty angry.”
©Susan Zutautas 2019
This story is not fiction. This happened on May 18th, 1980 when the volcano erupted at Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington.