Thursday, March 17, 2016
Contract: A Six Sentence Story
Today is the statewide tornado drill. At this very moment, the tornado sirens are sounding, and even though the sky is clear and the sun is shining and I KNOW it's only a drill, my stomach muscles contract at the sound, my heart beats faster, and I have goosebumps.
Hearing tornado sirens is not something to take lightly here.
Five years ago this May, two-thirds of our town was destroyed or damaged in an EF-5 tornado, including schools, a hospital, homes, and businesses. There were 158 deaths and over 1,000 injuries.
Both the landscape and our emotions are healing, but they are still scarred.
Linking up with Ivy at Uncharted for Six Sentence Stories with the prompt "contract."