Sunday, September 1, 2013

“Thunder”


She listened to the thunder rolling in, feeling the subtle power as it closed in on her. Her loneliness seemed to grow with the strength of the storm.

Whispers of rain began to fall between the violent flashes of lightning. The lights around her flickered, before eventually staying out. 

Somehow, as total darkness enveloped her, she no longer felt alone.

Story & Picture: McGuffy Ann Morris


Word Prompt: Thunder 

44 comments:

  1. Beautifully written! Sometimes it is in the darkess that we best hear the whispers of the soul.

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    1. This is true. In the darkness, if we listen we can hear ourselves. That is a powerful thing.

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  2. I think I know just how she felt. I love a storm like that. We are cloudy with intermittent storms where I am today and I find myself wishing for a big powerful thunder that will knock the lights out. But only for a little while, certainly not long enough for the ice cream to melt.

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    1. Certainly not! Save the ice cream! Enjoy both the ice cream and the storms.

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  3. Oh, I love this idea - the companionship of the darkness falling. Lovely.

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  4. I like Josie's comment
    but still find this story
    to be strangely disturbing

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. Wow...I wonder why you feel that way. Interesting.

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  5. Beautifully written.
    I do not like thunder storms like most people, however I like total darkness when I go to bed. and total silence. When the power goes out, all is silent in the house.
    HUgs,
    JB

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    1. I am glad you like this, Julia. I agree, sleep is easier in silent darkness.

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  6. I know, to use a common place: I've been there.

    Since I started to walk the world, I learned there are no many places with sure commodities.

    Then, you know the time arrived to only trust your loneliness and darkness.

    Your tale is so well written that it conveys that feeling of weakness we, human beings have, but are reluctant to recognise.

    I enjoyed it no end!

    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Od Liam. I appreciate your thoughtful comments.

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  7. I got tingles!!!!

    What a great start to a story. Darkness as your company - love that image.

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    1. Thanks, Rory! I appreciate your comments.

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  8. YOu are wonderful. Not just words. I mean it.

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    1. Wow...thank you...that really means a lot that you think that. I feel that way about you. ~xo~

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  9. It's beautiful and the picture is perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Patty. The picture was taken from my back porch.

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  10. perfect words, as I sit here right after an evening storm.
    It came out of nowhere.

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    1. Those can be wicked! I hope you were safe. Thanks, Lynn.

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    1. Thank you so much for that comment. I am glad it hooked you.

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  12. I like the emotions you evoked with this piece!

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    1. I always appreciate your comments, just as I do your thoughtful writing.

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  13. M here - another great one. I don't know how you manage to tell an entire story in just a few short words, but you do!

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    1. Thanks, M. You are always so kind. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  14. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my Mag today ... I embrace storms, love them ... we don't have many on the High Desert, maybe that's why.

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    1. Thank you, Helen. I really enjoyed your Mag writing. Storms always move me.

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    1. I always appreciate your words, Beth. They mean a lot to me.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm glad you liked this.

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  17. I hate to just keep saying WOW....but, WOW.

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    1. Thanks! That is how I feel about your pictures!

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  18. Dark seems worse when we push it away with light, as if we are making it an enemy. Very good take on a storm.

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    1. Mimi, that is a great thought. Thank you.

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  19. Quite an emotional story. Makes me wonder about the "she" of the story.

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  20. I liked this very much. It had deep feelings in it.
    Scott

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