Weekend Writing Prompt – Eerie

Published May 23, 2021 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

The Ruskin Heights tornado claimed 44 lives and injured 531 more on May 20, 1957.

Although I wasn’t quite four, I will never forget the eerie yellow-green sky or thick hush the day a tornado demolished a nearby community.

27 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Eerie

    • Dear Dee,

      The crazy thing about this is that I didn’t see that tornado. I remember the sky and the panicked voice of the radio announcer when we took cover. It wasn’t until I was 13 that I saw a tornado through the junior high window as we were being herded down the basement. At the time I was fascinated and wanted to watch. 😉 That’s enough tornado sighting for me. 😉



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  • There is little scarier to children than to see their own caregivers frightened (including adults they don’t know but understand to be ‘authority figures’ a la radio people everyone listens to … metaphorically and otherwise). For if those who need to care for you are scared, who do you go to for protection and how do YOU make it better when you are too small to do so …
    No wonder this remained a memory!

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