Post-Tornado Morning

(c) Carol Von Canon
(c) Carol Von Canon

‘It’s not good.’

Daft thing to say, but I’m too shaken for witty commentary. I can’t believe nobody got injured beyond a few cuts and bruises.

‘Not good,’ Kitty says. ‘Gotta be the understatement of the decade.’

She’s emerged from the shelter defiant and unwilling to show that she’s as frightened as the rest of the campers. Nothing slows Kitty down, though, not even a tornado that strikes with a five-minute warning at 5am in the morning. She gathers paper, wood and stones and builds a fire.

‘I’m making coffee, Wild West style.’

Not good, no, but getting better.


Written for Warmup Wednesday 27.