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In celebration of my big birthday which is happening as this page goes live, I chose one of my own photos. Lots to see and write about here. My response time will probably be pretty slow this week since I’ll be on vacation (on holiday for all our UK friends 😉 ). Also Yom Huledet Samayach to Randy Mazie who shares the same birthday.
On Monday, 20 May 1957, an F5 tornado leveled Ruskin Heights, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Thankfully our subdivision, although fairly close, was not effected. However, impressions of the day still remain.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
UNDER THE RAINBOW
One Monday afternoon in 1957, four-and-a-half-year-old Glinda filled glass creamers in Daddy’s restaurant. If there were enough, Mommy let her save one for Spike.
A customer pointed to the window. “Twister weather.”
Outside the sky had turned greenish-yellow.
“Take cover!” cried the voice on the radio. “Touch-down. Ruskin Heights.”
Later he turned into their debris-strewn, houseless driveway. Mommy shook her head. “Poor Spike, I’m afraid he’s…”
“No!” Glinda sprang from the car, ran to a pile, dropped down and held out the creamer. “Here kitty.”
With a loud meow, Spike peeked out, purred and hungrily lapped the cream.