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Worst Storm of My Life

Can’t we just pull off somewhere, I said as I was clutching the grab handle strenuously thinking I was going to die tonight. How the hell can you see anything?

The rain was pounding down with a furry. Turbulent winds were slamming us as we tried to make it further down the highway.

All that could be heard on the radio was take cover and stay off the roads if possible.

We were losing ground trying to keep ahead of the hurricane.

Cars were pulling off to the shoulder, but we kept going until we made it home safely.

Written for this weeks flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about high winds. It can be on land, sea or in outer space. Who is facing the wind or protected from it? Go where the prompt leads!

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  1. Storms are scary to drive through and I still think of your Whiteout story and shudder! I’ve never been in a hurricane but got caught in flash flooding in Minneapolis after taking my kids to a midnight book reveal for Harry Potter (book two or three, I think). We had to go offroading to get home. Well done, to capture that fear and determination to get through.

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    September 7, 2020
    • I love that you remember the whiteout story. That’s going back a few years 🙂 Thanks so much, Charli!

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      September 11, 2020
  2. Having driven through a hurricane to rescue one of my kids, i can feel this. It’s terrifying.

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    September 6, 2020
  3. Wow, this is some storm, Susan.

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    September 6, 2020
  4. There is nothing scarier than being caught in a storm, you portrayed that feeling well!

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    September 6, 2020
    • Thanks, I still can’t decide which is worse a hurricane or a bad snow storm where all you see is white everywhere.

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      September 7, 2020
  5. Sounds terrifying

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    September 6, 2020

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